My first real job after College was as a Musical Editor at Warner Brothers Publications in Florida. I was also a full-time Minister of Music at a large church in Florida. Although music was always a part of my career, I also had a desire and talent for Interior Decorating. I started decorating my apartments in college and other would want me to decorate their spaces. Once I graduated, I was able to take on more serious jobs part time and started my first business under the name, Interiors by Marjani.
Currently, I remodel Commercial and Residential spaces. I do a wide variety of services including Kitchen & Bath remodeling, Basement remodeling and full-scope Interior Design.
My business was birthed after the death of my mother. Her death was too soon and at a fairly young age which made me realize how precious and short life is. I decided to venture out and go after my dream
Absolutely! I experience self-doubt very regularly. I think it’s a part of new business ownership especially as an an Entrepreneur starting from scratch with no capital, investors, or 2nd household income! I work through it first with prayer, rest, keeping a state of calmness, and remembering that this is a part of growing pains. The best is yet to come if I continue working hard to achieve my goals.
Yes, we make great entrepreneurs because of our life experiences. We’ve managed our husbands, children, the household affairs and sometimes the affairs of our older, aging parents. We’ve navigated through difficulty and have developed a particular strength and endurance that entrepreneurship requires. We are resourceful and can survive under the most difficult and stressful circumstances.
Have an honest conversation with yourself. Among other questions, ask yourself: “Would I regret NOT taking this leap?” If your answer is yes, then go for it. Make sure you do the preparation and research necessary to be successful.
I am uncertain about what’s next in the near future. I am simply focused on increasing revenues and building a solid financial foundation for my children and I. My ultimate Dream is to own a large Real Estate portfolio of Multi-unit properties that include Hotels and Vacation properties.
The Bible is my favorite book. It feeds my soul and encourages me when I am weak.
I have many favorite quotes! However, the one that is my motto for this year is: “Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life”! That really speaks to me.
Was a Runway Model and Instructor and would love to do Runway Modeling and Fashion Shows for the Sexy 50s!