Hera Hub is excited to share Startup Stories from our members. We periodically interview incredible business women from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Our goal is to share our members’ wonderful stories with the public.
Bri Geeski is the founder of BriGeeski, a graphic design, marketing and lifestyle agency. She works with brands to bring creative marketing solutions to their businesses and to highlight the brands we love.
Bri has been a member of Hera Hub for just under 6 months.
What was the inspiration behind your business?
I started my business after my daughter was born because I wanted to work from home and be with her when she was a baby. I also previously wanted to start a graphic design business but I was too scared to do so while I was pregnant. When I was laid off when my baby was 1 month old, it seemed like the best time to give it a try.
Who are your clients and what do you do for them?
I work with non-profits, biotech and sports businesses to help them with their marketing and creative projects. I also have a food and lifestyle blog where I work with brands to highlight their products.
What are your business’ values?
I believe in honesty, taking care of yourself, pursuing your dreams and authentically telling stories. These align well with my personal values.
How/Why did you choose your business name?
I wanted something short, cute and have my name involved.
What do you love most about your work?
I love really great design and photography that helps to tell a story about a company or person. I love working with passionate people. I love finding creative solutions to help businesses succeed.
What is the biggest challenge in running your own business?
My current challenge is growth. I’ve been able to keep steady business for the workload that I am capable of handling. I’ve felt very stagnant though and am working on hiring someone to help with the more consistent projects so I can get new clients and new work.
What are your/your business’ goals for the future?
To expand into creating new designs for the home, parties, food projects. To create a cookbook. To hire someone part-time to handle routine work.
What advice would you give to a new entrepreneur?
Follow your heart. Keep chasing after the things that excite you. Don’t give up. Put in as much time as you can that works for you. Not every entrepreneur needs to stretch themselves so thin to make it work. There is so much talk about the constant hustle but I find it more important to find a flow that works for you and your life.