On today's episode of On The Spot, we sit down with the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of [MODintelechy](modintelchy.com), a full-service, data-driven creative marketing agency. Together with her team, they create smart solutions, optimizing marketing programs that strengthen profitable relationships between client and customer.
"I’ve always known that I would be entrepreneur. I remember When I was a kid, I used to always tell my parents ‘well one day when I have my own company… you know, I’ll do x, y, and z.’"
Maria has more than a decade of experience developing advertising and branding campaigns for local and national clients.
_"I started the Mod Studio in 2008. When everyone said don’t quit your jobs, we’re going into a recession, so I thought it was the genius thing to do to just quit my job."_
Soon after she joined forces with her entrepreneur husband to create what is now known as MODIntelechy.
"I wasn’t planning on starting my business at 25, but it just kind of happened."
She was named an Austin Under 40 Awards winner, which is awarded to Austin's emerging business and community leaders. Maria also serves on the board for The Art Institute of Austin and the Board of Directors for the Girls Empowerment Network. Maria calls herself "unemployable," saying she always had gut feeling there was "something else" for her, as she's always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She started her business so that other enterprising leaders could launch their careers, projects of impact work to make a discernible difference, and is a place she wants to be every day.
In everything that I do, I just want to make the most impact.
Any opportunity that I get, I always say yes and then figure out how to do it on the back end.
On our website, OnTheDotWoman.com, Maria shares with us her five tips to prepare yourself to be a successful entrepreneur as a prequel to the other lists out there and a means to prepare you to market your business and for the success that follows.
_"There are tip lists all over the internet on how best to market your business. Be it five 'powerful', 'low-cost' or 'fun' ways to do so, regardless of this saturation of advice, many business owners struggle to make themselves heard. Often, it’s because they’re not mentally prepared for success and, therefore, unprepared to make use of the advice." _
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