We had the good fortune of connecting with Marsha Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marsha, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
To be confident and believe in myself! Confidence plays such a big role in every part of life from business, to relationships and everything in between. .
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a business owner and am so proud to be one, but my heart has always been and will be a creative. It’s amazing to be able to curate musical performances and blend business and creativity. I had a fun time working as a musician and performed in lots of musicals. Coupling this with my entrepreneurial spirit only felt right! There have been lots of bumps along the way and necessary pivots, most recently the pandemic! Last year we we’re finally getting into the groove and booking such awesome events and productions and then they all were cancelled. We had to pivot to working virtual events and it just hasn’t been the same but we are pushing through. This time has given be the chance to think and work on other creative ventures and business ideas. I am excited to keep moving forward and using all i’ve learned along the way to continue my professional journey.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love when my friends visit because there’s so much to do in LA! Here’s a list of my must do’s when I have a visitor in town: A hike in the hills (Griffith or Runyon), The Perch Salt and Straw Paradise Cove, Universal City Walk, Manhattan Beach, Venice Boardwalk, Rodeo Drive, Drive along Mulholland, The Huntington, In n’ Out
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Wow, there is no way I would be where I am today without the support and guidance from so many people and things. I worked in corporate America for years and had one of the best bosses and mentors who really taught me how to really listen, organizational/professional skill and overall how to be self sufficient and open to advice in my work. I also read The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt which really influenced me and taught me that you have to know where you’re going to get there!