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

Hi James, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
Whether to keep going or give up is a question that can be asked in many aspects of life. In the context of entrepreneurship, I see it as to whether you are internally inspired or motivated by an outward source. Inspiration and Motivation are sometimes used interchangeably but to keep it short inspiration is often times that natural calling from within. Inspiration often leads to longevity and if this natural calling does not exist you will often find reasons to give up. If your cause is worthy you will find reasons and the means to keep going. Your natural inclination will be the determining factor whether you proceed or quit.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Creativescale Designs is my business where I specialize in Graphic Design services including Logos, T-shirt Design, Book covers, Web Graphics, etc. From my experiences and my natural inclination stimmed Inspire Creative Solutions, a Creative Design Agency based in Clayton County, Ga. This has been ingrained in my mind for quite some time and I have plans to work in concert with my fellow entrepreneurs in Inspiring change in my community. We work with Business startups in our community to not only provide a service but to support these businesses in their endeavors. To put it simply we give back to the community and to those business-owners we have serviced. With longevity comes many challenges. Being that Inspire has only been operating for less than a year accumulating capital to fuel operating costs is always a challenge and simply standing out in a saturated market always presents a challenge. The way forward is your brand message and your grassroots effort to get your message out. Having a solid foundation, plan, and a team will help you through hard times.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For the most part, I would say keep close attention to events happening during planned visits. Jack Daniels: Art, Beats, & Lyrics, Pancakes & Booze, and other shows like these come to Atlanta so many times a year. Fox Theatre for events and plays Georgia Aquarium on adult nights Edgewood Monday Night Brewing ASW Distillery Little Five Points | 7 Stages Theatre

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
God and my family deserve all of the praise. In addition, I listed 2 awesome people below who are directly related to my success. Jason Butler @ My Money Chronicles – https://mymoneychronicles.com/ Shenita Connally @ Life With Shenita – https://www.facebook.com/lifewithshenita/

Website: https://creativescaledesigns.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inspire_creative_solutions/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Inspire-Creative-Solutions-101865878038825/

Image Credits
VIP Photography LLC https://www.instagram.com/vip_photographyatl/ The Iris Faction https://www.instagram.com/theirisfaction/