1. Tell us about your business.
Publisher Production Solutions is a print consultant for all your self-publishing and printing needs.
2. Other than being an entrepreneur, who are you? Tell us about yourself.
I’m a single parent of one and two pups. I’ve always been that multi-tasking person that everyone goes to when they need something done.
My background is creative, studied Photography at OCAD, with interest in all the other art mediums. A geek at heart, loving technology since grade school (influenced by father & brother). I’m just a happy-go-lucky gal enjoying [almost] every minute of my life.
3. What motivated you to go into business for yourself?
Aside from having the opportunity to have flexible hours to raise my family, I was inspired and influenced by my grandparents and parents. And I’m not just saying that because I’ve taken over the day-to-day operations of the business. I’m inspired to make it my own. Finding a way to incorporate who I am, what I love to do with the family printing business.
4. How do you overcome challenges and obstacles in your business?
I go to mentor(s) and business colleges for support and advise to get me through the challenges. And I always try to find the lesson that the universe is trying to teach me, so that I don’t have to repeat the lesson again.
5. What are your greatest strengths as an entrepreneur?
Knowing that you need to know how to do everything in your business, but then knowing to let it go and hiring someone else to do it. Like bookkeeping – I know how to do it, but I have a bookkeeper and accountant that handles it for me. This way, I know enough to understand what they are doing and to double check it when it’s time to sign on the dotted line, but not take up my time on something that isn’t my strongest skill to spend time doing what I do best.
6. What are you most passionate about in your business?
I love all aspects of my business. I think that I have a great marriage of my passions. Primarily, I’m a creative person, so I love the graphic design part of my job. Then, having grown up in the printing/finishing business, I do like seeing process a job goes through to end up the final product that the client loves too.
7. What is one piece of helpful advice you would give to other entrepreneurs?
Don’t try to do everything to try to save money. Know that your time is valued as well, and know when hiring someone else is more cost effective.