February 04, 2013 /EIN Presswire/
-- Megan Duckett, president of custom theatrical drapery manufacturer Sew What? Inc. normally speaks directly to audiences about innovation, motivation and entrepreneurship. However Ms Duckett recently took her story to the radio.
Most often, Megan Duckett, president of custom theatrical drapery manufacturer Sew What? Inc. speaks directly to audiences about innovation, motivation and entrepreneurship. However in a recent radio interview that aired on KYCR (a Wall Street Journal station) in Minneapolis and KKHT in Houston, Ms Duckett took her story to the air.
Speaking with Dana Wilde on "The Mind Aware," a radio program about issues affecting small business owners, Ms Duckett shared her experiences about transforming Sew What? from a sideline effort in her own home into a leading American drapery supplier to the entertainment industry.
"The business started out on the kitchen table like so many other stories of grass-root entrepreneurialism," started Ms Duckett. She continued, "Talking about what we were doing was key to our growth - success is infectious and interesting to many people. My early clients were those that heard about what I was doing from me, and from there referrals came from conversations and word of mouth. We had no online social networking in the early 90's."
"I always followed my gut, even if it meant sleepless nights over bad decisions. Of course! But I don't think I can imagine any other way I would have done it. I did not have any school study to guide my business decisions, so every move had to come from an emotional and personal place."
Continued Ms Duckett, "Some of the greatest risks were taken because I didn't know any better. Some of the greatest gains were achieved from taking those risks! You have to follow your gut for sure, and you have to be fully prepared to own it afterwards. Good or bad, these processes become the lessons that we draw from each day following."
Asked how she feels about being held up as a role model for others, especially those who are starting out with their own small business enterprises, she commented, "I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to share my story to inspire someone else in pursuit of their own dreams. This business brought me out of my shell, and I know that if I can do it, others can do the same."
Ms Duckett's prominence as a recognized business leader began in 2006 when her company won First Place in the "Dell Technology Small Business Excellence Award". Since then, she has been honored numerous times for her commitments to innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship, and has spoken both coast-to-coast in the US and abroad on her custom stage drapery businesses' success.
About Sew What? Inc.
Sew What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, is well-known for its dramatic theatrical drapes and fabrics used in major rock concerts, top fashion shows and other artistic staged venues. Their drapes have dressed the stages of Sting, Elton John, Madonna, and Rod Stewart to name a few. The company has received numerous awards for innovation, including the Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award and was featured on the 1000th cover of Rolling Stone. For information, contact Sew What? Inc. at (310) 639-6000, or email@example.com.
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