It’s confession time.
My name is Nicki Ong and I’m an accidental entrepreneur.
In 2011, after I’d made the decision to move from snowy Maine to sunny Florida, I felt incredibly lucky. I was going to be able to keep my digital marketing job and work remotely.
But just 6 months later, the company realized they needed someone in-house (totally don’t blame them!) and my hours were drastically reduced and I was going to slowly get phased out.
So I had two choices. I could either:
- Get another job.
- Figure out how to make it on my own.
The best of both worlds
Since I’m never one to go completely by the book, I decided on a mix of both options: I got several part-time jobs and freelanced on the side.
Fast forward to 2013, my freelancing work was increasing and I had another decision to make: start a business (for real) or keep playing small.
This time, I jumped in with both feet.
The business launch
I quit all of my part-time jobs and I launched red vine web studio (a web design/development and digital marketing company) with my insanely talented web developer brother.
I always knew I might eventually start a business, but I had no idea it would be so soon in my life.
And that’s just how it happens for so many entrepreneurs: your passion and desire to succeed finally takes on your fear of just getting started.
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The business (re) launch
Now I face a new and exciting challenge: relaunching and rebranding my business!
I decided that after 8 years, red vine needed a little face lift. So enter: simple sprout studio.
Our mission is simple (get it?!): Marketing your business doesn’t need to be hard. We make it simple.
So whether you’re thinking about launching your dream business, just getting started, or you’ve been around a while and need a little refresh…I’m right there with you.