Name: Pamela Lewerenz
Company: The Brick Wall Coach
Role: Masterful Mentor
Favorite Quote: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
Favorite Book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Here are the 10 questions and her answers:
1. Why did you choose business?
I choose business when I was in high school because I liked it. I felt it had a passion & a power and it was something I could relate to.
2. What was your first business idea and what did you do with it?
My first business idea was to do bookkeeping and yes, I did start a bookkeeping firm.
3. How did you get started in the current business/startup?
I first got started back in 2009, when I was approached by a fellow library board member. He and his wife ran a financial firm and his wife had become ill. He asked me if I could help him out. Thus began my side hustle!
4. What do you wish you knew before you started your first business?
I wish I had truly understood how important mindset plays a major role in building a business.
I market my business using online social media platforms and through email subscribers that visit my website and sign up for my weekly newsletter. And then there’s word of mouth — that’s huge!
I wouldn’t call it strange but perhaps a bit odd for an online business. I joined the local Chamber of Commerce but soon learned that it was basically just monthly “meet & greet” times over wine & cheese — not my favorite scene!