I was put in touch with Nicola Joshua, the owner of Joshua Marketing Group. According to her website, she holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Administration in Marketing. She has two little girls and is a dedicated military spouse. Read below to find out more about Nicola and her marketing company!
Lets start off a little light-hearted, have you had a chance to celebrate the launch of your company? If so, how? If you haven’t, what is the goal that you’ll be willing to celebrate?
We have not celebrated our launch but we will celebrate our one year anniversary.
Joshua Marketing Group has been in business for about eight months. We provide small to medium sized businesses with marketing and advertising services.
At what point in your life did you know you wanted to start your own business?
I have always wanted to start a business when my husband retired from the military. However, the time was just right to start now.
Once you decided to do it, how long did it take you to actually get off of the ground and what steps did you have to take?
It took about three months of planning to get things off the ground. We had to file for license, build a website, and work on our business and marketing plans.
What’s the biggest struggle that you’ve had to face? How did you overcome it? What’s the biggest reward that you’ve felt? How did it feel?
The biggest struggle would have to be the complexity of marketing. We overcame this struggle by finding a niche in marketing that we would focus on. Our biggest reward is being able to help small to medium sized businesses grow.
Do you think that if you weren’t a military family you would have still gone down the path of owning your own business?
I still would have started a business even if I was not a military spouse.
I know you’ve lived overseas and you’re, obviously, a military wife. With that said, have you planned out how to adapt to all of the different environments that you may live in? Have you already had to experience this?
Our marketing firm is a virtual marketing firm which allows for us to work from any country on the globe. Our current team is international.
What’s your favorite part about being a business owner?
My favorite part about being a business owner is the time it allows with my family.
In three words lets hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a business owner.
Up, Down, Roller Coaster
What do you think your most successful advertising method has been for your own company?
My most successful advertising method would be utilizing Facebook and other social media platforms.
My husband does help with some of the creative aspects of the business.
Don’t wait. I know many people try to wait until the time is right and the financing is great but that normally doesn’t happen and the idea of having a business fades with time. I would have to say start now.
Thanks Nicola! It was great chatting and I wish you all the best in the future! Cheers.