Meet North Iowa’s mover and shaker, Katy Flint. Katy is a very busy lady who I have always admired. She does not let any grass grow under her feet. She is a go-getter and sets a great example of how a woman can do anything she wants. Katy knows her limitations and is always willing to lend a helping hand when it’s needed. Her business has evolved over time, as she has kept up with the latest and newest things to help her clients in the world of social media. I’ve personally had the pleasure of traveling with Katy on a press trip to Kansas City, Kansas and Katy rocked it!
WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS?
I actually have several! My blog and social media marketing company is Flint & Co. I also am involved in direct sales with Norwex and Arbonne.
WHEN DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS?
I started my blog in late summer of 2014. I added social media marketing in 2015. I have been in direct sales for 5+ years.
WHY DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS?
I started my blog as an outlet for my love of writing and to connect with other step-moms. Over time, it evolved into sharing our love of travel and food. Now, I use it to share our favorites in both of those areas with a little real-life thrown in between. I started social media marketing because social media is one of my passions. Using it with my blog along with my sales, I developed some expertise and tips/tricks that could help others and found a couple of businesses to work with. It gives me the ability to be creative with social media posts in a realm that isn’t necessarily what I focus on!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A WOMAN WANTING TO START HER OWN BUSINESS?
Just go for it! Have confidence in what you are doing and be you. I was told that many years ago by a very smart woman and it really is the best advice. Just be true to you, that will shine through your business! Don’t be afraid to take risks! You can’t move forward if you don’t take a few risks! In direct sales, lean on your upline team leaders. They have knowledge and that’s how they got to their position, so definitely use them to grow your business.
WHO HAS MENTORED YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS?
I’ve had so many amazing blogging social media mentors, but you (Sara Broers) have got to be one of them! Donna Hup being another! As far as the sales ends, by upline, April, with Norwex, has been an amazing mentor and coach, as I have learned so much from her.
DO YOU BELONG TO ANY BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS? IF SO, WHICH ONES?
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY:
I am married to my husband Tyler and have two amazing step-sons, Riley and Maguire! We also have a Shiba Inu, Nike, who is our fur baby! We stay very busy with our full-time jobs as well as the boys’ activities and fitting some travel in between!