The Decision Makers Series is one of our staff’s favorite because decision making is a topic that so many of us have studied deeply.

Jenny Preston | Floral Designer & Planner

Networking and joining a creative coworking space. Working for yourself can feel very lonely and isolating at times, even overwhelming when you’re forced to be inside your head day in and day out. Networking gave me something to look forward to whether it was a coffee date with a vendor I fell in love with via instagram, or a group cocktail hour gathering with like minded vendors in my industry. In addition to putting a focus on networking and meeting with other creatives, joining a coworking space that was focused on providing a space for creative business owners was the most beneficial thing I did for my mental health and business. Through joining, I became a preferred vendor for private events hosted in the venue, I was in front of other vendors constantly, my social life came back to life, we all shared ideas, struggles, laughs… everything. It was inspiring and kept me motivated. Read more>>

Del Valeriay | Owner

When I started this business, I knew that everything I did needed to be based around our customers. No matter how many years go by, we have the exact same standards and culture here at The Meating Place. Our customers are what has made us so successful for the past 50 years. We’re lucky enough to be serving some of our first customers’ grandkids now. It’s amazing how it all comes back that way. We’ve never invested in marketing since we’re such a word-of-mouth operation. When a customer has a great experience, they tell their friends. We treat everyone like our friends and family and get so much joy being able to be a part of their lives. We look forward to helping families celebrate special occasions and holidays for years to come. Read more>>

Brittany Welborn | Entrepreneur

The most important decision that I had to make that has contributed to my success was to take action. I realized that talking about what I wanted to do was getting me nowhere so I actually started making changes in my life to make my dream a reality including quitting my $50,000/year job. I realized I am not getting any younger and that now was the time to get to work and make my dream a reality and I stepped out on faith and I have been in grind mode ever since. Read more>>