Outside the 9 to 5 with Tracy from HTM Creative.
TWSCO: Why do you do what you do?
HTM: I have always had that passion for creativity, it's been in my blood from a very young age, and something that runs in our family. The first wedding suite I designed was for our own wedding and while friends and family were constantly telling me I should pursue it as a career, I never believed in myself enough to make a career from it. I spent years in jobs I had no passion for, until one major life event that made me realise how short life is. This was a turning point and I finally took the leap and pursue my passion and haven't looked back since.
TWSCO: Do you do weddings full time? If yes, can you tell us how you felt when you made the jump? If no, what's stopping you?
HTM: Yes we do. It was definitely scary taking the leap, but with the support of my husband who works a full time job, this allowed me to take the leap and take on this full time.
TWSCO: What program or tech can't you live without?
HTM: Google calendar and quickbooks. We have just started with a new CRM.
TWSCO: What do you think has been a key reason for the success of your business?
HTM: We are still fairly new, however our commitment to our clients is the key and our extensive range is what will set us apart. We are a team of 5 behind the scenes and each team member brings their strengths which will allow us to grow.
TWSCO: What's next for you?
HTM: We recently welcomed 2 new team members, Sara and Melissa.
Sara will be working at The Wedding Social Co as our Newcastle Client consultant, and assisting with design work behind the scenes. Melissa will be working with clients on a new service we'll be offering for online invites and wedding websites. Lots of exciting plans are happening behind the scenes to grow our business.