We had the good fortune of connecting with Coby Rich and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Coby, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The ultimate goal of starting Get Rich Productions was freedom. Being a cog in a corporate machine was draining to the soul. Going out on my own gave me a chance to turn my passion into my purpose. Building a production company from the ground up isn’t easy but it’s been so rewarding. I get to do great work with clients that have ultimately become family.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a creative can sometimes be a double edged sword – it allows you to look at the world in a wonderfully unique way but it can also come with self doubt and other issues. It would seem daunting for a creative type to run a successful company but that’s not necessarily the case. The very same creative problem solving I use in producing and editing has come in handy building my business. The struggles were definitely there in the beginning but I’ve found that if you do solid work and take care of your clients that’s all that matters. I say that because almost all of the work I get has been by referral. When you work with Get Rich Productions you’re getting high quality work without the exorbitant fees of big agencies. Our only concern is giving you an excellent product at an affordable price point.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’d tell them to stay home because we’re in the midst of a pandemic. But typically I’m an outdoor guy so they should definitely visit Buffalo Bayou Park.
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?
There’s way too many to name but I have to give credit to the Noel Collier Group. She has been a faithful client ever since I decided to go out on my own. Noel started her realty group around the same time as Get Rich Productions was formed and our partnership has flourished since that time.