Interview with Jessica Terzakis

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Jessica Terzakis, co-owner of Terzakis & Associates, a small business consulting firm! I had no less than three people ask if I had met her before officially setting up a zoom call to e-meet this year!

Let’s step in! 👇

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Q: What is a personal favorite quote?

A: “That it will never happen again is what makes life so sweet” —Emily Dickinson

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

1. Hanging out with my two German shepherds, Sasha and Reya.
2. Hiking the white mountains of New Hampshire.
3. Learning how to cook.

Q: What is your business, and what inspired you to start it?

A: I help service-based entrepreneurs create content that turns prospects into paying clients. I was a high school teacher before this. I wanted a way to make way more money with the skills I paid money to learn!

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: There are great salespeople and marketers, but being a better teacher is how one can dramatically improve customer satisfaction and retention.

Q: What was important for you personally and professionally as you were building your business?

A: I wanted to stay true to who I am. It’s tempting to present yourself a certain way online to get more clients, but that never felt right. I also wanted to prioritize my health.

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your clients?

A: I learn so much! I’ve worked with experts in everything from voice-over acting to mediumship, and they all teach me concepts that, in any other situation, I probably wouldn’t be exposed to!

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of owning (or starting) your business, what would it be?

A: A great Gary Vee quote sums this up! “You’re not lost; you’re just early in the process”. Owning a business is a marathon – be patient.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you have learned about yourself since starting your business?

A: I’ve learned to become a faster decision maker and take way more calculated risks, which has made business ownership a lot more fun.

Q: Where can our viewers find you?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessica.terzakis/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-terzakis/

Website: https://terzakisandassociates.com/

Q: What does confidence mean to you?

A: I see confidence in this case through the business owner’s lens: believing so much in your product or service that you want the whole world to know about it!

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Final Thoughts 💭

“Are you willing to be uncomfortable for 5 minutes…” – Beau Berman

Stylishly yours,

Bri 👋

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