cheers to 2 years! | nj photographer

Over three years ago, I moved to NJ from FL and had to completely re-build my photography business. I went from a thriving brand to an unknown talent in a very competitive saturated market.  It was daunting, discouraging and honestly, depressing.  I was at a loss of where to start to find clients and spread the word about me and my photography.

One day I heard about BIG (Believe Inspire Grow), an organization for women who are entrepreneurs or who are in transition. I decided to take a chance and attend the meeting.  Lucky for me, the founder - Tara Gilvar, happened to be there and told the story of how BIG began. I was moved and inspired. I knew instantly that I found my people and signed up.  Every month since then, I attend multiple BIG meetings all over NJ to hear speakers talk about different business and life topics. I continue to grow, learn and meet smart creative women. I network, collaborate and connect with other entrepreneurs. As a result, my business started growing.

In 2012, I was approached by the BIG Montclair leader and asked to lead the Millburn/Short Hills pod. I gave a million reasons not to do it and asked for some time to think about it.  Funny thing is I couldn't stop thinking about it. I realized I am passionate about helping women (especially Moms) find business opportunities that are both exciting and fulfilling.  I knew in my heart this was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up on.  Especially when I met my friend, Joy Chang, who became the perfect partner to take the leap.

Fast forward to today and I am so excited to celebrate our 2 year anniversary as leaders in this amazing women's business group.  I have enjoyed organizing the Millburn/Short Hill's monthly meetings and connecting with the wonderful savvy women who attend our pod.  I no longer feel lost and am so thankful to belong to this empowering group. If you are a local entrepreneur, please join us on Monday, May 5th at Prominent Properties Sotheby's (555 Millburn Avenue in Short Hills, NJ) at 9:30 AM to learn more about BIG and our supportive community. We are passionate about our businesses and always have fun!

Read more about us here in the Patch.


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