We had the good fortune of connecting with Meesha Gerhart and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Meesha, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor in my success is the people in my community. It first started with my internal team, who still to this day are the people more responsible for the success Redtree has seen today. Also I can remember when I was about 2 years into the business I wanted to quit and someone from a local organization asked me “How can we help?” and I told them specifically what I was looking for. Although it wasn’t what I wanted it was everything I’ve needed. I found a group of women from various age groups, professional and personal backgrounds and now I have a group of woman who would do anything to support me and help me grow. From then on the people who I’ve surrounded myself with are always there to help me and encourage me to grow.

What should our readers know about your business?
I launched RedTree Web Design in August 2015 with the sole mission to pursue her passion for websites. In a short amount of time, RedTree has become an award-winning agency serving over 200 clients around the nation. Redtree success is a direct result of a growing women-led team and being authentic in our collaborations with brands. Now Meesha’s mission is to show brands that representing their brands through a website doesn’t have to be hard and will help their business grow.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to create my own definition of success. I can remember, before the pandemic, I was very busy, but the reality is I was trying to achieve something that society told me I should be trying to achieve and it didn’t tie to anything meaningful. I was just “being busy”

The other big lesson I learned is to know your worth and charge for it. When I first started I would take any job that would come my way no matter how big, small or complicated. I needed work and I needed portfolio items. It’s been a long transition out of that mindset into value-based pricing, saying No to jobs, and finding clients who look at us as partners.

The one thing I would love for people to know is if you don’t like your marketing or web team, find another one. There are great companies out there that won’t just put your brand through a workflow and send you automated reports. They will care and do what is best for your brand and its growth and if you cannot find them, call us.

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 think some of the most exciting places to hand out are the ones you stumble upon when you least expect it. I would go out with a friend and see what adventures you can get into.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
As I mentioned in my previous comment there are a lot of people and resources. Here are my big heavy hitters: Local Organization – Pittsburgh Tech Council, Chatham Women’s Business Center, CCDC,
Book – E-myth Revisited, Atomic Habits, Dare to Lead

Website: https://redtreewebdesign.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byredtree/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redtree-web-design/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/byredtree

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byredtree/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWkR0pWfVddrsAZ1fiHKBA

Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@byredtree

Image Credits
Kelley Bedoloto https://www.kelleybedoloto.com/ @kelleybedoloto

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