We had the good fortune of connecting with Courtney Woods and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Courtney, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always had a creative mind and I knew at an early age that I’d be an entrepreneur one day. I decided that I wanted to design websites for a living when I took an internship my senior year at UAB. The internship required me to move content and data from a media company’s old website platform to their new website platform. I remember thinking how neat it was to log into the backend of a website and change things. So I started playing around designing on different platforms at home until I found the one that worked best for me. This is when I decided that I wanted to help people get their business online by designing websites for people. The first website I built was for an all natural product line that my best friend and I started. I enjoyed maintaining the site and creating the graphics more than I enjoyed making the actual products. My initial thought process behind starting my company was that I’d start my website design business by designing a website for my company, instantly gain new clients by sharing my link, help others get their business online and whala be a rich business owner that had the freedom to run things the way that I wanted to run them. I didn’t quite work out like that to say the least – I had a lot to learn.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
ProFRESHional Creations Technology & Design Group not only brings visions to life but we also designs for best results! We specialize in designing visual graphics, websites, landing pages, e-commerce stores, digital media, print materials and offer training for aspiring graphic designers, video editors and business minds. We serve the best tech and design solutions to fit the needs of small businesses, non-profits and organizations! No matter the industry, we have the tools and experience to structure you for best results!

I got where I am today by being patient with myself, staying open to constructive criticism and learning from the people that God placed in my path. It was not easy. I am most proud of the progress I’ve made with my company and our ability to adapt to the individual needs of the people and companies we serve. We’ve been able to overcome challenges because we never dwell in a loss or a set back. We simply use them to gain the necessary strength and knowledge we need to find help in the areas where we need help and position ourselves to never make the same mistake again.

I’ve learned that when you start a business out of passion for something you love to do you must still treat it like a business and understand that you have a lot of hats to wear and a lot of things to learn that have nothing to do with your passion. I want people to know that it is very possible for you to design your own unique world and run things the way that you desire to run them according to the will of God for your life.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to my amazing mother. She sparked my interest in the internet, technology and graphic design world at a very young age. She did this by making sure that we always had computers and internet access in our home from the time that it was made available for individual households. I remember being a little girl excitedly listening to the AOL dial up tone as I waited to access the internet. As a child I loved spending time on the computer playing games, surfing the internet and creating stuff. Then one day our computer started acting funny, so I told my mom. She said that it had a virus, I remember thinking “oh no, our computer is sick”. It took her a little time but mommy was able to fix it! She was so smart. This was many years before Google search and YouTube tutorials even existed. She was the tech queen in my family and we miss her dearly.

Website: ProFRESHionalCreations.com

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