We had the good fortune of connecting with Candice Lovett and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Candice, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
With Hello Candy, there was never a real thought that happened until after I really began gaining clients. I’ve always been fascinated with computers. Along with that I’m very big on teaching myself how to do things. I created my own small website for two other businesses ventures that I have and then people began reaching out to me to do their websites. It’s something that I really enjoy and hope to become an expert at with more time.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I work on the Project Accounting team for a software company here in Houston, TX. I honestly did not see myself in this particular industry or career path. After college, I saw myself in more of an HR role but obviously that was not God’s plan. Getting to where I am now was not the easiest but all the lessons I learned on the way were more than worth the sacrifices. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned throughout my professional career is patience. Waiting allows you to think things through along with building your character. There were so many instances were I made bad moves all out of moving hastily. I honestly can’t afford to do that anymore. At the end of the day, I want people to know that my brand was created out of a genuine need to help and inspire anyone that I am given the opportunity to meet. I have learned that serving people is an honor and it should not be entered into lightly. Outsourcing a web designer can be costly if you are a new business owner or content creator, so I am always excited to get as many entrepreneurs started at an affordable price.

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?
A few of my favorite places are: Henderson Pub Kamp The Art District La Pasha Lounge & Grill The Taste Upper Kirby Bistro

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?
My mom, Barbara Gray, has been one of my biggest supporters. Anything I’ve ever wanted to do, she’s always been there to cheer me on.

Website: hellocandy.info

Image Credits
Daniel Argueta – Argueta’s Pixels

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