Part 5 continues the series of posts taken from my interview by a PR student working on a course paper.
What made you decide to go into business for yourself?
I started my PR firm in May 2008 for several reasons. First, it was on my “bucket list.” (A “bucket list” is a list of things people want to accomplish before “kicking the bucket.”) My bucket list included starting a company before the age of 40. I accomplished that goal two years before turning 40.
The main reason I started my company is because I saw people less talented than me running successful PR firms, and I knew that if they could do it, then I could too. So many people profess to be true PR professionals, but many of them are not. I believe that organizations and individuals deserve excellent PR representation, and I knew I could provide it – and I do.
A few more reasons can be found in this blog article.
What about you? If you run your own business, please share why you went into business for yourself.