From the origin story of their businesses to the ways they allowed themselves to grow as entrepreneurs, our Female Founders series gives a view into the lives of successful women from a variety of industries. Join us for today’s feature, Zanade Mann, offering a behind the scenes look at some of what she has done to succeed so far, advice for those starting off, and plans for the future.
What’s your business and how did you get started?
Zanade Enterprises LLC is a full service marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing, branding and public relations for small business owners and nonprofit organizations.
What’s your favorite thing about being a business owner?
Autonomy and the ability to be creative and work with other creatives to design campaigns that have lasting impact.
What is one thing you’re really proud of that you’ve created or accomplished?
I was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Women of Impact for my community development work and women’s empowerment programs.
What is the boldest thing you’ve ever done in business?
Create a workshop based off of my 15+ years in business called The Power of Presence. This workshop not only blended my marketing and personal branding expertise, it also forced me to believe in my impact that I have created over the years and to be bold enough to teach others how to do the same.
What’s one thing you’re currently excited about for the future of your business?
Offering workforce development services and programs as well as marketing services to the government. I am entering a new space in state and federal contracting and I’m excited to learn and grow.
What’s your best business advice you would give to other women?
Trust yourself and ask for help.