Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Stonack.
Hi Taylor, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Like a lot of people, I lost my job during the pandemic but didn’t qualify for unemployment. Instead of being complacent, I was pushed by my best friend and boyfriend to start my own business. Even my former employer encouraged me to offer my services to the community on my own. I even took a screenshot of her text so I could remember that even my employer (who had to lay me off!!) believed in me and my talents. It was a big leap but I’m so glad I took it!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Smooth, definitely not. I think that the biggest struggle is believing in yourself and not letting imposter syndrome take over. When you are your business, it’s easier to let doubt creep in. Everything is new because it’s yours and you’ve probably never done it before with you behind the wheel. I’ve been overwhelmed a lot but with every challenge, I’ve seen myself and my business come so far. I’ve learned so much about myself through this and I’m falling in love with who I am more and more by the minute.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Sweet Potato Social?
At Sweet Potato Social we don’t believe in playing small. We believe in shaking things up and making a difference. We believe in standing up for what’s right and building community. Everyone has a seat at our table and your story deserves to be heard.
Having fun is mandatory here so we laugh often, work hard and play harder. We live to lift up the small business community and choose to donate 1% of sales back to local organizations who are making a difference and impacting the world we live in a big way.
Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I just finished reading The Last Romantics and it shook me. The storytelling was so well done. I don’t make enough time to read but I’m always better for it. I’ve been listening to Brene Brown’s podcast – Unlocking Us, and whoa. Her episodes with Alicia Keys and Glennon Doyle are on repeat. Women pushing past the limitations that society puts on us and shaking up the norm. Yes to all that.
Professionally I would say that Later, Canva and AirTable are the life source for running my business.
- Starting at $500/month
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- Website: www.sweetpotatosocial.com
- Instagram: @sweetpotatosocial
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