We had the good fortune of connecting with Whitney Barber and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Whitney, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my own business revolves around my aspirations in life, such as traveling, helping children around the world, and giving my future children a better life. I want them to look at life with no boundaries knowing that their mom has them covered financially. I want to use the success of all of my businesses to create events and fundraisers that will help stop hunger and work with children in foster care. I want to wake up everyday knowing I’m not just working to work, but that by doing what I love, I am helping those in need and showing my children the benefits of hard work.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Since starting my digital marketing company in 2018, I have definitely come along way. I finally have my website finished and published, along with working on two other businesses that will be launching by the end of this year. The one thing that keeps me going through this journey of being an entrepreneur is being able to continue my education via LinkedIn Learning and Google Academy. With that being said I’m also going back to school to get my MBA in sports entertainment management through UNT in Denton. Initially I thought once I graduated, I wouldn’t have to do as much learning and studying as I did in school, but the truth is, just because I have a bachelors doesn’t mean that I know everything. Especially in the digital world. Today I am constantly learning, constantly growing, and constantly connecting with people who can help me achieve all of my goals. I want the people to know that even with everything going on in the world today, I continue to let it motivate me, and if anything it pushes me even more so that I can help small businesses continue to get the customers/ clients that they need to keep them afloat. It also motivated me to start my new businesses, because one of the main lessons I’ve learned is that you need multiple streams of income for times like these. Right now I am working with Texas Christian College Athletics as head of marketing, and of course keeping Digital Brands by Whitney (DBW) as my top priority and working on setting up my new businesses through the DBW brand. I’m also doing a lot of side jobs such as making flyers, creating websites, business cards, working on client resumes, really anything to help build my portfolio and continue to show potential clients that I actually know what I’m doing. I continue to tell myself all the time that I’m going to be a millionaire before I’m 30! I just made 25, and I’ve never been more excited for my future than I am today knowing how close I am to my millionaire goal. Everything’s going up from here. I’m truly blessed, and I can’t wait to see were all of my business ventures take me and how many people I’m able to help along the way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If someone came to visit me, we’re definitely spending 2-3 days watching Netflix and ordering in. Mainly because I love the conversations and laughter that comes with watching movies with family and friends. After that I will take them to the Daiquiri Shop in Carrollton, the Galleria Mall, we’ll find somewhere new to hike, and watch a drive in movie in Ft Worth, TX. Probably go to Texas Roadhouse, Main Event, and Top Golf as well. I’m more laid back these day!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This shout out is for my dad. I grew up watching him work long and hard to support our family, and through the struggles, he always found a way to smile. He has showed me that even if I start a job making $20,000 a year, as long as I continue to work hard and not give up, I will end up where I deserve to be. He went from working as a security guard for little to nothing, to working in his field in a IT senior networking position for Methodist Hospital. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his hard work and dedication. Thanks Dad!