Today we’d like to introduce you to Corhinn Brunot.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Corhinn. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Had you told me that six years ago I would have been running two companies that reflect my creativity, I would have told you it was impossible. However, nothing is impossible if you are chasing a dream. It all started with my blog in 2011, I love to write however having two degrees in IT and Business, it helped me create a way to grow my passion which is art. Now to be clear, I am not an artist, but my love for the arts sparked a desire in me to help others in this industry that could use my services. I remember creating The CCWC Network Corp. out of pure serendipity. I offered to help a friend with creating her website, she was just starting her Makeup business and needed a platform to sell her services. I made a deal with her that I would charge her (a laughable) $10 a month if she becomes a member of my art club that I was trying to grow. She agreed. All she had to do was tell a friend. The CCWC Women’s Club was born and offered a platform to women in the arts to connect, work together and even get advice on how to grow their business on the internet (that’s where I came in). With this brand I was able to create events where they were able to showcase their talent to the world, from Trunk shows, Fashion shows, Conferences, Networking events and Art Shows, these women formed relationships that turned into prosperous business ventures. Yes, tears and all I cried when I saw it happen, they called me the connector and I embraced the name.
As a result of this, the word spread that I was good at creating websites, so I began to get bigger clients where I was able to charge in the four digits for my services. Simultaneously, my skills for event coordinating did not go unnoticed, I was offered to get involved with the International event franchise Diner En Blanc by becoming part of the West Palm Beach team in 2015, this was a huge opportunity as this franchise was known globally and needless to say that I always welcomed a challenge. With my schedule becoming extremely busy I didn’t want to forget the women in the arts so I created a different platform to showcase their work, the C Magazine became that platform, which later grew into CREATIV Magazine as it incorporated men as well. Today CREATIV features artists from all over the world and is read online globally.
I am grateful for whom I’ve become at the threshold of my 40’s I can say that in the search of creating something to call my own, CCWC and CREATIV were able to fulfill those goals. I know I still have a long way to go but on this journey, I can only learn from my mistakes and savor my small victories. This is not a sprint but a marathon as my parents always told me and can’t wait to see what life has in store for me for the decades to come.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Oh absolutely not! If success was easy to attain then everyone would have done it, but it takes work, dedication, perseverance, focus and learning from your failures to survive in this game called LIFE.
There is a Japanese proverb that states “ Fall 7 times, Get up 8”. I am a true believer in making your journey your own to experience and your success your own to define. In this journey, I’ve experienced personal physical and mental health challenges, my mother’s fight with cancer, losing the women’s club and the fluctuation of my business finances. Gaining clients is always a happy moment. However no one prepares you for the opposite, I had to learn the hard way that losing a client is not the end of the world. It helped me sharpen my marketing and relationship skills to keep growing the business to its full potential without losing who I am.
Robert Kiyosaki the founder of Rich Dad Poor Dad, went bankrupt at least 3 times, yet his reputation precedes him around the world. Tyler Perry was homeless when he was still writing his Madea plays, today he owns Tyler Perry Studios. Oprah got fired, lost a child and got demoted, yet no need to explain who she is today for her success is noticeable all over the world. No successful person is immune to failures it’s all about keeping a positive attitude, not quitting until you reach your level of success.
Please tell us about your business.
The CCWC Network Corp. focuses on making your small business look good on the internet! That is the simplest way I could explain it, we specialize in Web Design and Branding and the highly needed social media marketing. What I am most proud of when it comes to my business is a special attention that I give my clients. That is exactly what sets us apart from others, my clients feel comfortable enough to open up about their business needs because I tell them the truth in what is realistic and what is not. I work with their budgets as a result of that they become repeat customers.
On the other hand, CREATIV Magazine reflects more my artsy side. I enjoy showcasing other artists’ talents and when my readers appreciate it as much as I put the effort to put it together, it just makes me happy.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I am excited for the future as I am planning to grow CCWC into an online agency without losing the personal touch that I give each of my clients. When your business grows it’s always a great thing and that is my goal for the year 2020. On a brighter note it’s all about relationships, at the end of the day I cherish the relationships that I’ve created along the way and those I get to keep as I grow personally and professionally.
- Web Design start at $850 and up
- Social Media Marketing start at $500 and up
- Website: www.ccwcnetwork.com
- Phone: 954-417-5922
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corhinnshow/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-CCWC-Network-Corp-167168133382101/?ref=bookmarks
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccwcnetwork
- Other: www.creativmag.net
with the flower dress – photo credit 5Sur5TV
Studio office pics- Joe Wesley Photography