We had the good fortune of connecting with BreAnn Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi BreAnn, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
While I worked my last job I encountered a lot of small business owners that had a hard time conquering the social media space. I had already been doing social media management for a couple of businesses. After a year at my job, I decided to put my 2 weeks in and tackle social media management full-time. It was a risky step and I was advised not to quit my job, but I love what I do, and that is helping small businesses stay in front of their audience.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
There is a saying that I live by and I don’t remember who it is by but it has been a tremendous help when I got scared to take a leap. It says “If you launch your product when it is perfect, you launched too late.” I had a habit of trying to have everything perfect before I launched my business but I realized that that was just a form of self sabotage. I keep this quote in mind when taking on new ventures (I just started a YouTube channel called Authenticity First) and walk in it the best I can. I pass this motto on to my clients when they express wanting to explore something new or release a product. I’ve learned to keep moving no matter what. Growth doesn’t come by sitting still!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Adjusted for Covid Places I would take them to eat – The Coffee Company, Roscoes (take out), Grand Central Market, stuff I eat, Dulan’s, Killer Shrimp, The Serving Spoon Places I would take them to hang out – Santa Monica Pier, LA Live, Leimert Park (if there is an event or just to visit some of the shops there), Urban Lights (LAMCA), Hollywood (if they want to see the sign and walk of fame)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank my parents, they are a source of love, support, and light. I would also like to thank Dr. Jasmine Reed! Her mentorship has pushed me to limits that I didn’t know I could reach.
Photo with me in the braids is by Los Angeles based photographer Myron Rogan (@MyronRogan)