We had the good fortune of connecting with Margaret Hernandez-Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Margaret, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important component to my success is always staying aligned with my guiding values. Knowing your own core values ensures that you stay focused, committed and on track. My core values are FAITH, FAMILY, PERSONAL GROWTH. All roads lead to and are fueled by my values. You could also say that these are my ‘WHY’.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
SocializeLA.com is where SALES and MARKETING meet to make a big impact on businesses. Not only do we help clients promote and market their company. We help to make it EASY for people to do business with them by creating pricing strategies and sales plans. I got started in this industry in 2008, digital marketing was a completely different animal back then. I stayed at the top of my game to support small businesses in a big way. When challenges would arise I would lean on my NAWBO sisters, my husband and good old fashioned hard work. I have encountered some doozies and obstacles but I came out on top and victorious. A lesson that I think is important for business owners to really understand: 1) DO NOT compare yourself to others. Do you, ask for help, do your best, always be willing to learn. 2) Be good to your team. Without our teams we could not accomplish what we do. Appreciate them. If I could shout something from the rooftops, I would want you to know: Being a business owner is AMAZING! And every benefit that business owners have, is well earned. The risks and challenges we face are like no other career. It’s ALL worth it!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
LAX. Traveling is one of my greatest passions. So when I’m at LAX (any terminal, preferably Tom Bradley ;)) I know I’m on my way on an adventure. Downtown is also a sweet spot for me. Our HQ is downtown and we just have so many memories and favorite eats.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have NOT done this alone I want to give a SHOUT OUT to my husband, my sisters, my immediate family, cousins, BFFs, NAWBO, IEWBC, and I thank God for the peace, strength and wisdom along this awesome journey.
Other: Podcast: #FlexYourInfluence https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-flexyourinfluence-podcast/id1463741892