Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gibran McNeal, owner of McNeal and Company Creative Solutions, located in Woodbridge, VA, USA.

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

We are a creative agency that specializes in helping new entrepreneurs bring their visions to life. Our customers come to us with a vision, an idea, and it is our job to take this idea and turn it into reality via Logo Design, Web Design, Marketing, and Creative Consulting.

Tell us about yourself

I love to help people bring their dreams to reality. In life, we are not here for a long time, so it is imperative that we do as much as we can while we are here. If you have a passion for something, why not share it with the world? The things that drive me are the stories I hear and the clients I get to work with every day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We've helped over 100 minority-owned businesses get started on their journey to entrepreneurship!

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

Trusting your vision, your process, and your why when things get tough. It can be easy to doubt yourself and go into a corner. When these times come, you have to double down on your work, realign yourself with your purpose, and go even harder to push through. You will be proud of yourself in the end and you will see the results of these actions in due time.

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

  1. Be confident in your business. If you don't believe in your business, who will?
  2. Be patient with yourself. Rome wasn't built overnight.
  3. Be consistent with your business. Get better and better each day, and try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Enjoy the journey.

Where can people find you and your business?


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