Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in content creation but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Stacey Kelly, Founder of SKCO, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I run a video marketing agency that serves corporate and entertainment companies by producing high-quality branded content.
Tell us about yourself
I love telling stories, and being able to partner with brands making a difference in the world is what excites me. I can easily make videos that will engage audiences, so seeing that impact on brands I admire makes it all worthwhile.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Building a remote production company from scratch during a global pandemic.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The hardest part is the isolation. I got into the Entertainment industry initially because I enjoy collaborating with others. Sometimes running a business can be many long days of working alone to get many different types of jobs done, not just the fun, creative ones!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start where you are. Do not strive to be perfect, or you will keep procrastinating and losing time. The journey to success starts now.
- Think long term - and I do not mean think of "10k months," but how are you developing relationships that matter to you and your partners deeply?
- Be giving, not transactional. At the start of the pandemic, I gave away all of my knowledge and secrets to struggling businesses for free. I came from an intention of simply giving. Karma came around because I am blessed and thriving now.
Where can people find you and your business?
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