The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business people. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you cannot learn in a classroom. We want to thank our interviewee for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.
I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.
Can you please tell everyone your name?
Tell us about your company?
I am the founder of Bella Organizers, LLC. We are a professional organizing service that specializes in organizing solutions for your home and office space. We help you create a space that is clutter-free, calm, and peaceful.
What do you love most about your job?
Two years ago you would not hear me say this — but today, I like being my own boss. I also love getting positive feedback from a client and seeing them happy in their organized space.
How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
I work for myself! There are some jobs where I hire an assistant or help out other professional organizers on large projects. I am also involved in NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing). Through NAPO I network with other professional organizers as well as volunteer. It is always fun to meet like-minded people, and I enjoy my time with them.
What are some of the challenges of your job?
There are so many! For me, the most challenging thing is marketing myself and business. There are so many outlets — social media, SEO, networking events, talks, etc. You also want to convey a certain message and brand that represents you — that is always in the back of my mind when I post things and write content. Another challenge is that I am the only one responsible for the revenue that is coming into my business. With that said, I believe that with all the challenges and risks, that the payoff is doing something that you believe in and are proud of.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Don’t give up and follow your heart. Also, take classes, meet people, network, brainstorm…you will be surprised how much you learn and can incorporate that in your business. In NYC there are lots of free classes for entrepreneurs that you can take advantage of.
Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web: