Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marilyn Gordon, President and Founder of Mediatude, LLC., located in Canton, MI, USA.

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

I get you out of sticky situations before you get in them!

Mediatude, LLC is a unique communications/coaching company specializing in business presentation skills, brand management, and helping women communicate more successfully in the workplace, especially with their male colleagues and brand management. I combine my coaching expertise with higher education and copyrighted research to help my clients understand how to communicate the right messages successfully to the right audiences.

My audiences are individuals and businesses who want to improve their speaking skills and business presentations in order to communicate the right message to the right audience. They are individuals and companies that want to create their brands to match their customers to further their marketing initiatives, and they are women who want to feel more confident and self-assured when communicating at work, especially with their male colleagues and clients. They learn about negative speaking patterns that can sabotage their communication.

Tell us about yourself

In 2009 during the recession, my company had to lay off a number of employees, and unfortunately, I was one of them. I always thought of owning my own business and decided this was the time to do it. I've enjoyed helping people throughout my career through teaching and coaching and seeing them so content after they've learned and incorporated that learning into their daily lives. I still feel that way.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting with nothing and continuing to love what I'm doing.

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

I've never worked harder in my entire career.

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

  1. Hire an expert or contract out a business to be your IT department.
  2. Learn to manage and understand your website.
  3. Take time to refresh and relax your mind and body.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Expect the ups and downs that come with owning your own business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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