The Grit Series with Heather Swick
About The Grit Series
The Grit Series is a series of collaborations focused on small business owners putting in the grit to build something great. Each interview spotlights a business savvy member of The Initiative Mastermind and there’s a ton to learn from each one about running a small business!
WHAT IS THE INITIATIVE MASTERMIND?
The Initiative Mastermind is a community of small business owners who rally around getting better at business together. Daily, we share insight on what works, what doesn’t work, and strategy for adapting and pivoting in the ever-changing business ecosystem. Click to join The Initiative Mastermind.
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Heather’s Bio + Street Cred
Heather started her freelance writing business five years ago. She was working at a desk job at the time (raise your hand if you can relate!), and after years of wanting to go out on her own, she finally took a chance and went for it.
She started writing for everything from wedding sites and local magazines to big-name websites and financial planning firms. During that time, she also wrote three novels and two children’s books.
She recently switched to working with entrepreneurs to help them create their signature digital products. Creating content tends to be a barrier for so many people, so she loves that she can transform their ideas into the products they’ve been dreaming of.
Quick Q&A with Heather Swick, Small Business Copywriter
In 2 minutes, tell us how you became an entrepreneur.
I’ve been writing professionally for more than 10 years, so writing for a living was always in the back of my mind. I started out working a corporate job, followed by a couple other jobs, and I always felt dissatisfied.
I kept thinking it was the work I was doing or who I was working for, but after awhile, I knew the real problem was me. I wanted to work for myself. I literally woke up one day and decided it was time to go out on my own. Two months later I was able to leave my job.
What do you do and who do you do it for?
Have you found work that sets your soul on fire?
I LOVE problem solving. So working with other entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles that have held them back is so rewarding for me.
What’s the best business advice you’ve received?
Become the kind of person who achieves what you’re hoping to achieve. Also, super successful people take consistent, messy action. So just do it!
What has been your hardest entrepreneurial lesson learned?
Ever gotten any bad business advice?
When I was planning to leave my job to work for myself, people close to me kept saying I should rethink it, because maybe it wouldn’t work out.
What’s your scariest/wildest/most exhilarating moment in your journey so far?
When it comes to getting work done, early riser or night owl?
What responsibility do you like the least in running your business?
What’s the secret to your success?
What advice would you give to entrepreneurs just getting started?
Where can people connect with you?
MEET SIMPLY INTEGRATED’S OWNER, FRANCIE HINRICHSEN
Hi and welcome! I’m Francie. I started my business, Simply Integrated, in 2015 and have fallen madly in love with teaching small business owners how to start, grow, and market the successful and profitable business they dream about.
My knowledge and experience comes from earning an MBA and from coaching small business entrepreneurs while managing and marketing their projects.
I focus solely on business strategy and marketing and created this blog to help others run more successful businesses. If you’re interested, you can read more about me on the About page of Simply Integrated’s website.
WE WANT TO DESIGN YOUR COMPANY’S MARKETING STRATEGY
If it turns out we’re a good fit to work together, I’d love to help drive customers to your business and positively impact your bottom line. Get in touch for a free consultation. To get in touch, use this contact form, email us at hello@SimplyIntegratedLLC.com, or call/text us at 309-431-2266.
Check out our list of services below:
- Small business consulting
- Digital marketing