The world of small business.
Success in business makes much possible.
This is about me.
Glad you’re here. This is not “about us” because there is no “us”. I am a “solo entrepreneur”! Don’t be concerned though. I know lots of people to help out in projects. Have many resources and plenty of support. But I want to be clear. The great thing about it is there are no dedicated salespeople to separate you from the design and development. I play all the roles to get you what you want in a website. And another strength of mine is I am not intimidating. I want you to understand your website. I want you to be empowered so we can tap into all your great ideas for your business or organization.
Below is a little about me and my interest in business and community. Do you relate? Love working on your business? Let me know. And again thanks for visiting! Nancy
GROWING UP IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
I grew up by Lake Ontario in the Town of Irondequoit in New York State. Pretty normal family with days spent playing kickball in the street and playing in the nearby “gully”. While everyone else’s dad seemed to work for Kodak or Xerox, my dad was an entrepreneur. Back in that day, in school, we were asked to go around the room and tell where our dads worked. (Weird, I know) So while everyone else was saying the two big options, I said IMPCO (Inserting, Mailing & Printing Company). And me so wanting to have a different answer to blend right in. But I know the world of small business. It was the center of our family as one business expanded to many.
MORE RECENT BACKGROUND
My background recently is in counseling clients (over 700) and running business planning programs. Always lurking in the back of my mind was the knowledge that my dad wouldn’t have done any of what I was telling people to do (although it has much merit). And I thought well maybe if he did…life and business would have been smoother. Maybe. But most business owners are high energy and driven ready to jump. And I fit that!
For being risk adverse most of my life, I have had plenty of adventures and experiences. Leaving New York State and coming to Albion College was a biggie. I went from wearing t-shirts and jeans in high school (pretend hippie) coming to this tiny little college of plaid and preppy. Major culture clash! But along with my husband, I found lifelong friends and started very slowly fitting in. Transferring to Michigan State was my first introduction to computers (I used Fortran and was a tutor in the computer lab). Wish I had continued that direction after college but life had new challenges to meet and enjoy.
FAITH AND FAMILY ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO ME
My husband and I have four children and three grandchildren! We are very proud of all.
As a young mom, I had this quote framed:
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. ~Hodding Carter
By that measurement, my husband and I have been very successful.
THIS IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME WITH MY BUSINESS
- Value my time and my talents as a business owner
- Produce a high-quality product
- Treat people with respect
- Be humble in how I conduct myself
- Take risks and see new things
- Surround myself with the right people
- Give back
Know your features, advantages and benefits…
I have known Nancy for decades and I have witnessed her skill, integrity, resourcefulness and loyalty. She is truly empowered by assisting others to succeed. She has a gift for each of her clients: the opportunity to give and to make a difference in the world. I encourage you to allow Nancy to adjust your aspirations upward.Carol Griffith
Hartland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club Board of Directors | Public Relations
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation Board | Liaison
Professionals Women’s Club of Michigan | Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce | Steering Committee
Midnight in the Tropics Fundraiser | Rotary Co-chair
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club | Paul Harris Fellow Awarded by Club, 2017
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club | Four Way Test Award, 2016
Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce | Business Investment Award, 2011
Howell Area Chamber of Commerce | Making It Happen Award, 2010
Livingston Daily Press | Published Columnist for Small Business and Community Events