Andrea Walker may look like your average twenty something year old young business women, but she is indeed much more than that. She became a full time employee as the Associate Producer Editor at NBC 13 when she was only 19 years old. She then moved on to CBS 42 as the youngest producer for the 5 p.m. news. She quoted, “If i didn’t have the ratings, everything was all on her.” Andrea still had the urge to get out there and keep learning so she started attending web seminars, conferences and classes.
After her time learning about the subject, she was amazed how you can integrated marketing and the emerging influence of technology. With this in mind, Andrea started her business in February of 2009. Andrea noted some things that she learned from working in the news that helped her as well in her entrepreneurship.
- Look for the innovative. How can you bring your ideas to the table with out alienating other employees. Make sure you get everyones opinion.
- Say thank you. If someone goes up and beyond for you, make sure you thank them. In the business of public relations, saying thank you will really differentiate yourself.
- Love a challenge. If you don’t know much of a topic, try to go out there and emerge yourself in it. Learning is always good.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Entrepreneurship is innovation which means you are starting from scratch. Make sure to ask for help and build from it.
- Longevity is key.