We had the good fortune of connecting with Breanna Stone and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Breanna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting my own business was one of the greatest decision I’ve ever made. Prior to this, I worked in retail, restaurants, and more — making minimum wage and barely keeping by. When I was 19, I moved to Arizona for better cost-of-living and I’ve loved it ever since. I started working in marketing for a credit union, but my career really took off once I began my employment with Facebook. Working as a Marketing Expert, I gained monumental experience that set me up for success to launch my own company. In that role, I worked with hundreds of advertisers every month, educating them on how to optimize their marketing, elevate their creative, and maximize their ROI. With this valuable experience, I made the risky choice to go out on my own an launch my own advertising agency. Since doing so in mid 2020, I’ve amassed several clients and am making over 3x the wage I was previously, with sights on a six-figure salary within a year. I work on my own schedule, can work wherever, and have much more freedom in my day-to-day life! It been one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made and I’m so grateful that I took the leap to escape the typical 9-5.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Take the leap. Don’t let financial security keep you from achieving career freedom. It’s scary — don’t get me wrong. But it’s the one the best decisions you can make for yourself.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Westgate Entertainment Center — hands down! They have several restaurants, an axe-throwing place, an escape room, a comedy show, a movie theater, a piano bar (personal fave!), and more!! If they are playing, catch an AZ Coyotes game at the arena! There’s so much to do, I absolutely love the entire area.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As cheesy as it might sounds, I have to shout out my parents. While I’ve always been financially independent throughout my move and career, they have been there from the beginning, supporting me through everything and I love them both so much.

Website: breannastone.com

Instagram: @breemariestone

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