Business Name: Non Techie Pros, a service offering technology and marketing solutions
Type of Business: Tech
Business Location: Virginia, United States
Reason for starting
I am a Web Designer in the Washington, DC metro area. I started Non Techie Pros, a community for women to get in touch with their techie sides because I had many friends and colleagues say they didn’t have a techie bone in their body. Before I started my web design business I didn’t have a techie bone in my body either. It started when I was scheduled to be on TV for the first time. I couldn’t find my Web Designer to get this added to my website. In fact by the time I found him, the information was not going to be on my site until after I would appear on TV. It was then I decided I would no longer depend on someone else when it came to my business and this is why I created Non Techie Pros. I want women to feel empowered when it comes to technology. It has been instrumental in helping me to build my business and I want my fellow females to know that technology is their friend, not their foe.
How do you define success?
I define success when a client tells me they get it or they understand the techie side of their business. To hear that lets me know Non Techie Pros is doing exactly what I created it for.
The biggest success so far is the number of women I have reached in such a short period of time.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
My top challenge is getting women to overcome their fear and have confidence in themselves that they can understand technology. Even if they don’t want to actually do the work it is important to have the knowledge and education to assist when speaking to others regarding your business.
Who is your most important role model?
My role model is Ali Brown.