Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in marketing but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Leslie Brashear, Owner of Delightful Sites, located in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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

Delightful Sites provides small businesses with the necessary marketing services to help them reach their customers. We design a modern, stylish website for businesses in the hospitality, retail, and service industries and provide reputation management, social media, and local listing management so businesses can stay connected with their customers.

Tell us about yourself

I have a client service background with over three decades of experience in high-touch service. I worked in hospitality and banking before going into my own business. From my first job at a one-hour photo lab to my marketing role in financial services, I was able to transform my visual skills, marketing expertise, and client service background into a business that brings it all together.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I think every day is an accomplishment. Each new client is an accomplishment. And my high retention rate is an accomplishment.

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

It is very hard to completely turn off your business when it is your own. So, the hardest thing is probably the fact that those who are not living it don't always understand that.

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

  1. Expect the growth to take time. At first, you might not make as much as you did working for others, but the trade-off is worth it, in my opinion.
  2. Find and connect with others who are also running their own business. They can be valuable mentors and referral partners. They also understand many of your challenges and wins.
  3. Leave no stone unturned on the web. Part of my service is setting up local listings. This includes creating a Google business page and many other pages that help their customers find their website or even the Google page. It is worth hiring someone to do this in the beginning while you are working on the larger needs of the business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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