Mary McPhail has turned her unique flair for decorating into a fascinating business concept. As an advertising copywriter for 25 years, she wanted to use words as decoration in her home. Not being particularly crafty and finding little help in her quest to decorate with words, she wondered how many others were looking to do the same. Put two and two together and Wonderful Graffiti was born. Mary’s is a great example of finding a niche and filling it, not to mention she’s now created a business doing something she loves. To get to know a little more about Mary here are her answers to the six simple questions:
What did you want to be when you grew up? An Olympic Figure Skater
Whether it is in a big way or a small way, how do you change the world? We give people the freedom to write whatever they want on their walls.
What’s one invention or innovation that would change the way you do your work? Mind melding
What problem do you encounter most frequently in your everyday life? People who don’t move as fast as I do
If you could go back to when you were just starting out, what are two things you’d do differently?
1. Hire a different web developing company–the one we hired took us to the cleaners.
2. Don’t always expect everyone else to put your best interests first.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby
Mary’s final advice to others… Starting your own business is one big trip on an emotional roller coaster. If you’re going to ride it, buckle up.