Grindstone Member Spotlight: Sara Cantu
Meet Sara Cantu, the newest member in our Member Spotlight Series. Raised in Edinburg, she is an up-and-coming entrepreneur participating in the Hive Effect. We sat down with Sara in a rapid fire Q&A to find out a little more about who she is, what she does, and how she integrates Grindstone Coworking and the Hive Effect into her growing business.
Q: Tell us about your business? What do you help your clients do?
I run my business as a freelance writer specializing in online content for websites. This covers anything from online magazines, to blogs and e-commerce marketing material. My clients are as unique as the topics I write about.
Q: How did you get started?
I started as an intern with RGV Magazine in 2009, but my passion for writing dates back further.
Q: How long have you been with your business?
I’ve been a full-time freelancer for a little over three years now.
Q: Where did your passion for said business come from?
I wrote my first “novel” (10 pages, typed, in 20-pt font) when I was 9. I guess you could say I’ve had an interest in writing ever since.
Q: What’s your creative outlet?
My entire career is a creative outlet, which I’m very thankful for.
Q: Where is your go-to place to relax?
South Padre Island, soaking up some sun.
Q: Where is your go-to place to fun?
Fun is everywhere when you surround yourself with the right people.
Q: What’s your favorite book?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe really sparked my imagination as a kid.
Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Grindstone Coworking?
The people! Everyone’s been friendly since the day I walked through the door. It creates a great environment.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve received that has helped you with your business?
No one is going to make the magic happen for you. If you want to achieve something, you have to get off your a** and go for it.
Q: What kind of music do you like listening to while you work?
Classic rock, gangster rap and classical music. Really depends on my mood.
Q: What streaming service do you use? Pandora, Spotify, Apple, Other?
Pandora. I’m still waiting for someone to explain Spotify to me.
Q: Apple or Android?
Apple. All day.
Q: What’s one tip for mobile workers you would like to share?
Keep your receipts! Easier said than done, I know.
Q: What’s your favorite social media platform? Why?
Snapchat, because it’s the most fun and least thought-provoking.
Q: What lead you to own your own business rather than go work for a company?
I’ve never been big on rules, so the idea of working for myself and setting my own schedule was always appealing to me.
Q: How is Grindstone/ Hive Effect helping you and your business?
Working at the Grindstone has helped me establish a more fulfilling work/life balance, and the Hive Effect has helped me think clearly about the direction I’d like to take my business.
If you are interested in contacting Sara Cantu, our featured Hive Effect member this week or just want to find out more about Sara and what she does follow her on her social media channels.
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