Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Jacqueline Hoarty of Winter & Willow Design Co – a long-time friend and entrepreneur.
Without further ado, let’s step in! 👇
Q: What is a personal favorite quote?
A: “Just keep swimming”- I may or may not sing that song to myself when I’m stressed out!
Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?
A: I love reading! I read almost anything I can get my hands on, when I’m not doing that, I love going thrift shopping (Mostly for old records) and hanging out with my two cats and two dogs… And my husband of course!
Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?
A: I always had a side hustle as a freelance graphic designer while I was working as a full time designer, but in mid 2019 I decided to take the leap into working for myself.
Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?
A: I think the freedom that it affords me in my everyday life is key for me. I can pick my own schedule and the projects that inspire me, I feel like I’m not missing any time with my family and friends due to work anymore.
Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?
A: Don’t stress out so much about taxes! Just hire the accountant to begin with, it’s really not as hard as you think it’s going to be!
Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?
A: I love taking someone’s vision and making it a reality for them. I love supporting my local community of small business owners and entrepreneurs in that way!
Q: Where can our viewers find you?
A: I’m everywhere @winterandwillowdesign.co and online at winterandwillowdesign.co (Not .com!)
Q: What does confidence mean to you?
A: I think sometimes, women feel like they don’t want to come off as “Bossy” but since owning my own business, I’ve realized that I am a boss! Now I just think of it as being “Confident” and it’s made a HUGE difference in how I see myself!
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Final Thoughts 💭
“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” Jonathan Huie