Founder’s Friday featuring Erica Bishaf @ CampfireSocial


Please provide a brief description about your company.
CampfireSocial™ is a social network & e-commerce platform focused solely for industry verticals or organizations. The platform encourages social interactivity through deep relationship building, discussion & buying group formation, 24/7 e-commerce transactions & transaction management, and community-aggregated learning designed around how users already engage with other social platforms.

Two hashtags that best describe you.
#failureisimpossible #visionary

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Building two companies while raising a smart, friendly, funny, empathetic, & beautiful daughter (can you tell I think she’s great?)

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Sitting at a Spanish café with an espresso & glass of cava

What is your greatest fear?
Not living my life for me

Whom do you most admire?
Michelle Obama

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d know how to actually relax

What are your top tips for balancing work and life?
Adopt a dog! They will make you take breaks and get outside.

What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?
In order to run a successful business, you must be a good chess player

What is your most marked characteristic?

What is your greatest regret?
Not getting my PhD in Psychology after undergrad

What is your motto?
Live to LIVE

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?
Setting up the right entity and taxable structure

When running your business, what do you struggle with most?
Finding the right talent

What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?
If you don’t know how to raise money, figure it out! Don’t let something like funds or fear stop you from what you know deep down is your calling [entrepreneurship].