Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Joy McLaughlin-Harris, Owner of Touch of Joy International, located in Columbia, SC, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Touch of Joy International DBA Touch of Joy Consulting helps entrepreneurs get shift together by transforming, maximizing, and monetizing their brands. Our clients are people that are shifting from something familiar to unfamiliar, rebranding or elevating in business.

Tell us about yourself

I sold my salon 4 years ago to start my Consulting company. I was shifting from something familiar for 20 years to something unfamiliar. I couldn’t find the help I needed, so in helping myself, I saw a need to help others that were shifting. I got really good at taking one thing to create multiple things. I later found out that monetizing was the open door for me to find my lane to help others do what I did for myself. Get shift together while monetizing what you already have through a brand transformation which is how the name Rebrandologist™️ was birthed.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to make financially what it took me 10 years in the beauty industry just 4 years of launching a new business.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The constant shifts when expanding your business.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Our 3 M’s to Success©

  1. Mindset Shift - See bigger before you start building bigger.
  2. Maximize - Prepare your foundation for elevation so you can move from overwhelmed to overflow.
  3. Monetize - Creative ways to make money in your sleep, make passive income, and maximize revenue.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don’t let fear stand in the way of maximizing your potential; it’s better to try and fail them to never try at all. - Myles Munroe

Where can people find you and your business?


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