We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Jorden-krolczyk and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting a business is often a life-altering decision. It can affect you & your family in so many ways beyond just financially. The thought of starting my own company was simple, find what you love to do & then make it your business. If you find what your good at, excited about it, and can’t wait to wake up to do it, then it’s never really work. Entrepreneurship starts with an idea. To be successful, you need to always be thinking of new ideas and better ways of doing things.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Monogram Markets was started in 2012 and we continue to grow everyday. Starting out was hard and yes I made many mistakes along the way. The key is to learn from mistakes, you have to own up to them and then move on. Several factors make Monogram Markets stand out from the rest. First, Monogram Markets is one of the only embroidery businesses that works with leather and vintage items for re-purpose. Why not make something old look new again? Second, Monogram Markets helps small start up companies with logo design and choosing the right brand for their new business. First impressions and the professional image of you and your employees is a must in today’s business world.
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.
Houston has a ton of hidden gems to visit! One of my favorite places to visit is The Houston Heights 19th street. From shopping for antiques, vintage clothing, and one of a kind items, it’s a must see.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Entrepreneurship starts with an idea and to be successful, you need to always be thinking of new ideas and better ways of doing things. I inherited my entrepreneurial mindset from my Dad. My Dad taught me that there is no room for procrastination in business. Successful business owners know what needs to be done and they don’t hesitate to make the best decisions to get the job done! Seize the day and don’t let opportunities pass you by!