All three of us Small Biz Start Up Guide authors agree that small businesses are the future. We think that our blog is a great place to showcase successful small business owners, and ask them some questions about how they got to where they are today!
Without further ado, meet Samantha Harris of Auctus Social. We got to ask Meg some questions about how, when, and why she started her small biz! Here are her answers!
MEET SAMANTHA HARRIS, AUCTUS SOCIAL
Auctus Social was founded to educated & empower entrepreneurs to build influence, make and impact and connect authentically online.
When did you start your small biz?
Have you always wanted to be a Small Biz Owner?
Abso-freakin-lutely ♥️ My first small biz memory was selling lemons from my grandmas tree door to door at age 9.
What is your background in? Past jobs?
What experiences did you have that encouraged you to go out on your own?
I’ve spent my entire career in marketing and business development. First in the insurance industry and most recently in apparel branding. I build five business for other people before I started my own, and I wouldn’t change a thing!
What are some of the biggest small biz lessons you've learned along the way?
Trust your gut, know your worth, start before you’re ready and know there’s always more.
What's something you wish all small biz owners knew?
I wish all small business owners knew how capable and powerful they are and how much of an impact they’re capable of.
Is there an aspect of your small biz that you think you do particularly well?
Is there an aspect of your small biz that you wish you were better at?
The back end, creative or numbers stuff.
What makes your small biz unique?
What values do you bring to your client/customer that your competitors might not?
As a mentor, my clients have custom sessions with me based on their specific needs. Offering custom packages allows me to serve them well and meet them where they are so together we can make their goals a reality.
Where do you see your industry going in the next 3 to 5 years?:
Oh gosh, well I’m down for just about anything but boys. I do think people are really starving for connection so my hope is that that aspect of what I teach only becomes more in demand.
Ready to get your small biz idea off the ground like Samantha?
Start with the Small Biz Start Up Guide to get your small business planning, legal and branding on point.