Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Matt Bertram | Enterprise SEO Consultant & Digital Marketing Strategist

EWR has offered internet marketing solutions for over 20 years. From our experiences we have perfected a methodology that works across most highly searched industries online. We focus on improving the conversion rate of a website through Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) and then adding enterprise SEO as the backbone of our marketing strategy. SEO stands for search engine optimization, which is a digital marketing strategy that focuses on your website’s presence in search results on search engines like Google. We use different tactics to increase your website’s visibility in search results. Read more>>

Suzanne Barnes | Professional Photographer & Portrait Artist

The most important factory in the success of my business has been stepping out of the norm and unapologetically being different. My business is different from 95% of the photographers in the Houston area, in the fact that I’m not a “shoot and burn” photographer. Shoot and burn photographers meet their client for the first time the day of the shoot, and send a gallery of images to download. And that’s it. On the other hand, I am a boutique photographer and portrait artist. I focus heavily on my client’s experience from the very beginning. We meet for a planning session so I can learn my client’s vision for their professional portraits, and plan designs and displays for their art. After the session, I throw my client’s a Reveal Night Party, where they see their images for the first time in a cinematic display. Then we go through the photos one by one, and create mockups of what their images will look like on their walls, in albums, and other beautiful displays!. Read more>>

Brenton Jenkins | Personal & Private Chef

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Jess Summers | Composite Photographer

When I was growing up, I was always told I needed to grow up. That people of whatever age I was didn’t use their imagination the way I did. At the time, I thought I was wrong and weird and didn’t understand why I couldn’t just do that. It was frustrating and as a teen when everyone wanted to be “grown”, I tried to follow suite. Fast forward to now and the fact that I still dream and imagine like a kid has been a huge reason for my success. Being able to pull ideas out of the sky or looking at an object and having an idea pop into my head is invaluable. Read more>>