Hey, I'm Ayala, and I'm the founder of Flair Media & Video in Herts.
Tell us all about your business...
I work with videography for business owners.
What's your background and motivation to get into the solopreneur life?
Holly and I always made video from a young age as a hobby and after leaving Sixth Form it made sense to make use of our skills. We love working together and love that we work for ourselves. Seeing our customers happy and the positive response our videos get online is what makes us love what we do
As an entrepreneur, what does success ultimately mean to you?
Being a business owner means I have complete control over my life. It allows be to create the opportunities I want for myself.
What are the top 3 tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a business today?
- Create a business that has your passions at its core.
- Be authentic in what you do.
- Remember givers gain.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
We try our hardest to stick to our office hours of 9-5, as easy as it is to over work. And as business partners we still maintain our friendship and spend time together outside of work.
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs and best business resources/books?
Ben Francis - Owner of Gymshark. What he has achieved at 28 is incredible, going from handing sewing clothes to a billion dollar company is just insane. His mindset and outlook is inspirational. The best two life changing books I have read and live by are: Rich Dad Poor Dad and The Slight Edge.
For anyone looking to start a business today, what would be the number one bit of advice you'd give them?
Be willing to take risks and ensure your passion is your driving force in everything you do.
Where can people find you online?
If you like what you've read here and have your own #GoSoloStories that you'd like to share then hit Jonny up on Twitter, we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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