We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Jennifer Kaplan & Steven Cowell | Co-Founders

Steven: Things are constantly changing, wether it be color, style, or industry trends. You can do your best to anticipate a client’s needs, but you should always be able to adapt in any given situation. Last year we had unexpected pouring rain the morning of an outdoor wedding, and we had less than hour to come up with a solution for an entire new ceremony setup. Luckily our design instincts kicked in and we were able to come up with a new plan within minutes. Read more>>

Adam Hamilton | Content Creator

It’s cliche to say but, don’t take life so seriously. The thought of making a living off of something you legitimately enjoy is a hard thought to process. More often than not, people believe that being serious about something will ultimately lead to success. When you’re enjoying what you’re doing, time passes and you don’t overthink next steps. You just act on what feels right and what will provide that essence of happiness. Read more>>

Ashley Villa | Founder & CEO

FIRST: For myself, I’d have to say: dedication. I call myself an unlikely entrepreneur – having started out as an attorney in the entertainment industry, I had never dreamed of running my own company in talent management. When that door opened up for me, and I took that leap, I knew that hard work and a commitment to learning everything about this new digital media space would be the ‘make it or break it’ factor for building my business. Read more>>