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123Print Small Business Sense — Caressa Flannery

Looking to start your own business? We’ve got you covered.
Each month, 123Print will interview real, live business owners to uncover
their tips and tricks to starting and growing a successful small business in the
123Print Small Business Sense interview series.

This month …

Caressa Flannery, Owner of Create-a-Pulse Marketing and RelyLocal Frederick
talks about starting and growing her businesses.


On the go? Here’s the INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Some key takeaways from Caressa Flannery’s interview:

  • Challenges are always going to be prevalent in any small business. You’re always going to come up against things that don’t quite go right.
  • I’m a good juggler so time management ends up being a forte, in some ways.
  • If I don’t know how to do something, I will seek a way to find out.
  • Giving back to the community myself and people knowing what I do actually helps the businesses.
  • Community Service makes you a well-rounded business owner because it’s not all about you.
  • I tend to migrate toward professionals who have persevered through challenges.
  • Social Media has been very effective for growing both of my businesses.
  • You’ve got to have that balance. You can’t be work, work, work all the time.

The advice that I would tell somebody starting their own business is to go for it, to not give up on your dream.  I mean, seriously, there are so many times even after I’ve started my business where I am like, “Oh, I can’t do this,” or, “Oh, I shouldn’t be doing this,” and I really think that that inner voice, you just have to squash it.  You have to go for what it is that you – if you aspire to do whatever your passion is, you need to be passionate, first of all.  You need to have that passion for whatever specific task or skillset it is and just go for it, because the best is yet to come, as they always say, and you never – you just never know.  If you give up, you’re gonna give up a dream, perhaps, so I think it’s just really important to master that and be able to fight past and be focused and stay positive and stay the course.  That’s what’s really important.
               – Caressa Flannery

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