Founder’s Friday featuring Tyler Clark @ Inspire by Tyler

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Please provide a brief description about your company.
I am a 3D mixed media hair artist. I add real materials such as hair, fabric and jewelry to my canvases.

Two hashtags that best describe you

#BlackArt #HairArt

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Quitting my corporate job in the middle of the pandemic to pursue art full time.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Doing what a love at a pace that feels good while positively impacting others. I want the flexibility to live a lifestyle filled with traveling and amazing experiences.

Whom do you most admire?
My mother Torri Brown-Clark

What are your top tips for balancing work and life?
Use a planner, I like Google Calendar to schedule my life. I have to carve out time to workout and time for work. Take time for yourself and master the ability to say no when something is not a good fit for you.

What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?
To take my time when making a big business decision. Sometimes it feels like everything is such a priority and needs to be resolved immediately. Greatness takes time, so work at it consistently.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Inspirational and positive

What is your motto?
Walk by faith, not by sight.

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?
Understanding how to navigate small business fulfillment relationships. How to make decisions based on my legal rights rather than emotions or social pressures.

When running your business, what do you struggle with most?
How to scale a business with handmade items.

What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?
I was a very small child, but I would say keep coloring and being creative.