We had the good fortune of connecting with Goldie Powell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Goldie, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
My end goal and over all goal is to inspire. I want to touch those that need just that tiny bit of hope. I try to be very transparent about the journey of my business, to show others it is not a walk in the park but it is so worth it. I have a passion for helping and inspiring others because I know what it is like to wish you had that person. I use to feel that everything was outside of my reach and I know there are other like myself. That is why I want to share with the world my story, my journey. I want to touch as many lives as I possibly can by showing others to follow their dreams. Also, trusting the process. Not expecting your career to take off as fast as you would expect.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is a web hosting/ web design company that provides technical needs for consumers. I started building websites in 2017 because I knew there would be a need for this service. I purchased books, and studied web designers. Then I finally put myself out there are started gaining customers. My very first customer experience was the worse. I didn’t charge much because i knew that I was a beginner but one thing that I have always took pride in is my customer service. I and very nice and gentle with my clients because I want them to know I care. This particular customer was really mean to me and ended up not finishing their web design with me. I was heart broken. I felt like I had failed. I questioned rather I should continue with designing websites. I talked with my close friends and they told me to keep going. I am so glad I did. My next customer was amazing and the publicity I received from doing that site help with the growth of my business. The lesson that I earned from my experience was always to push through. Never to give up. Hard times will always make you stronger.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to a place call rhythm and booze. Small spot with bar food and good drinks. I love their happy hour as well. That’s more of a laid back vibe. More fancy food I would take them to Brio’s. I love Brio’s! Me and my friends enjoy pasta. Brio’s also has shrimp and egg plant dish that is to die for. A place I like to hang out at is Up down, they have all the old arcade games. Very chill and laid back vibe.
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?
I would like to shout out Mr. Ralph Grayson. Mr. Grayson was my computer science advisor at Langston University. He seen something in me before I was able to see something in myself. He encouraged me to take computer science classes and I grew a love for it. Not knowing it would guide me into starting my own business later down the line. I am super grateful for Dr. Grayson and can’t thank him enough for all that he has done. His support and guidance has helped me and so many ways. I admire everything that he does and hope some day I can pay him back. Rather it’s through helping other up and coming computer science majors or simply by giving him recognition every chance I get.