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

Hi Nicholas, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The most important lesson that I’ve learned in business is to use what you have to get where you want to go! When I started my first business, I stayed stuck because I thought I had to build a website, grow my social media following and get everything “perfect” BEFORE I launched. If I could go back and coach my earlier self to get where I am faster I would’ve told myself 3 things:

1. Modify what you’re offering so you can launch NOW and not later. You don’t need the fancy stuff to get started.
2. Leverage your “circle of network” to get your first clients. You already have access to your ideal customers more than you know.
3. Perfect does NOT exist! You don’t need to get it “perfect” you just need to get it out there!

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?
Sure! I’m Nicholas Marque (Coach Nick), I am a Business Launch Coach that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch their ideas into profitable businesses so they can experience the ultimate freedom of time, energy, and money. I started my journey in entrepreneurship by launching my event planning business as a college senior (major fail the first time). It was a very trying time for me. I knew nothing about marketing, sales, or how to price my services. I just knew I wanted to plan people’s events, okay (laugh).

Fast forward to my move to Atlanta––I thought it was the “end all, be all!” I thought it was my big break! I got here and found out very quickly, that wasn’t the case. I was struggling to pay my bills, had eviction notices on the door, and really felt lost.

Even though I had a vision of my business––I lacked the tools and ‘know-how’ to turn that vision into a reality. I got tired of trial and error. So, I started studying what successful businesses were doing, began working with a coach, added mentors to my tribe, and was determined to be successful. Like, it was not a choice!

And ever since then I was able to grow my business, working with fortune 500 companies like BET, Delta Airlines, and Bronner Brothers. I began attracting my ideal clients who paid me for my time, attention, and money.

What makes me different is that, while I enjoyed working with the “big wigs” I enjoyed working with fellow small business owners to plan the launch of their businesses. While they hired me as their event planner, I also doubled as their consultant helping them redirect from making the same mistakes I did earlier in my business. The Rona pandemic helped me hone in on that passion and now I have helped dozens of entrepreneurs accomplish their 10k, 15k and 20k+ launches and scale their businesses to 6 figures and beyond!

What I want the world to know about my brand is that our goal is to serve as a resource for turning passion and vision into businesses through inspiration, motivation, and empowerment. Whether we are mentoring you as an aspiring entrepreneur or reigniting inspiration and purpose for the established business owner. Our mission is to build a community of individuals with a CEO Mentality (hence our name CEO Mentality). If you’ve been sitting on that idea or are ready to take your business to the next level, Me and my team are who you need to add to your tribe!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
That’s a tough one. There are so many good places in the “A”. You will usually catch me at a co-working space or soaking up the sun and culture in Atlantic Station or at a networking event connecting with other professionals and entrepreneurs.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am nothing without my tribe of people who have supported me through the ups, downs, and all around. From my family that gave me the fundamentals of being kind, exhibiting love, and helping others, to my friends who are there in times that I feel super motivated as well as times where I need a little push, and my amazing team who helps me live my dream of waking up every morning and impacting and motivating other entreprenuers! Without them, I would not and could not do what I do. Lastly, to my amazing clients that make it all worth it. They lend their trust in me to help them turn their dreams into reality. For that, I am forever grateful.

Website: www.nicholasmarque.com

Instagram: @nicholasmarque

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasmarque

Facebook: @nicholasmarque

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicholasMarque

Other: Watch my Business Launch Secrets Workshop: go.nicholasmarque.com/register-now You will learn how to successfully launch your business from scratch in 90 days or less, even with no huge following, customers, or website!

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