We had the good fortune of connecting with Miya Neal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miya, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Starting my own business definitely wasn’t my original plan. My thought process started after I graduated from college in the middle of Lockdown. After my job offer fell through because of the hiring freeze and applying for 100+ jobs I had to come up with a plan. I knew I never liked the idea of a typical 9 to 5. I wanted to still be able to do what I love, and I started to think about the type of job I would want. I noticed one of the main things I wanted out of my career was freedom, especially the freedom to work from home. I did some research and realized there were so many people who were building their own social media agencies, so they can have the exact freedom I wanted. I realized I didn’t have to go the corporate route. I dove straight in and started my business after. I already had the experience it was just time to put it into action.
What should our readers know about your business?
My business is Elise Creative Management. I help CEOs of luxury businesses elevate their social presence, activate their inner CEO, and unlock next-level business growth through organic social media marketing. I believe what sets me apart from others is that I am very big on authenticity and providing an amazing client experience for my clients. I am most proud of how far I’ve come with only being in business a little over a year. My journey hasn’t been easy. It took a lot of hard work and consistency, but I truly believe growth is on the other side of consistency. I’ve learned a lot about entrepreneurship and what it takes to run a successful business. I hope to inspire other young entrepreneurs that they too can run their own businesses.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Monday- Head to North Park or the Galleria for a day of shopping Tuesday- Explore Deep Ellum & visit Sabbon Chocolate Lounge
Wednesday- Visit Reunion Tower
Thursday- Visit the Dallas Arboretum & Velvet Taco for dinner
Friday- State Fair of Texas
Saturday- Spend the day at Clyde Warren Park and eat at YardBird
Sunday- Go to church then head to LoLo’s Chicken & Waffles for brunch
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me along this journey. Without your love and support, none of this would be possible!