We had the good fortune of connecting with Myosha Porterie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Myosha, how do you think about risk?
If it wasn’t for risk taking, I wouldn’t be where I am. I always feel that risk taking allows us to outside their comfort zones and do great things. The risk I took for all of my businesses allowed me to not only do things I never thought I could like start a business, but it allowed me to live. It gave me the financial freedom to do what I want, when I want.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I not only have a tax prep business, but I also have a web design and branding firm, Porterie Web Design. We are a design, development, and marketing team in Houston. We also offer branding and various digital marketing services such as SEO and social media management. What sets us apart from the rest is not only do we offer business solutions through web design and Branding but we are a small team that enables us to give you and your business the attention it deserves to ensure maximum results. We believe letting your website do the work for you while you focus on more important things. I want anyone who’s new in business to understand that it’s not about what you don’t have to start but actually starting somewhere. Keep going!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In Houston, they’re quite a few places to go, especially if you’ve never been here before. If someone was visiting, I would FIRST want to take them to Moxies! I absolutely love that place! It’s perfect for hanging out with friends and getting drinks. Another cool spot to go and get some great Cajun food is Taste Bar & Pappaduex. Pappaduex is a Houston staple and it’s one of my faves. Taste Bar is amazing as well if you want a chill but still fun vibe with music, food and drinks. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Aside the motivation and strive for success I already had, the support of my parents and the motivation and efforts from my fiancé is what kept me going. After being laid off and trying to figure out what was next, my fiancé insisted I open a store. I had always dreamed of opening my own store, but felt like there was never a “right time”. No such thing. There’s no such thing as a “right time”. Anytime is a good time. You just have to focus, buckle down and get to it! Me opening a store, allowed me to become the business owner I knew I could be, and allowed me grow, develop and open other businesses. Those businesses are my tax company, web design firm and real estate business I have with my fiancé, Nick.
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