Hi! I’m Lillie Morales- to make it short and simple- I’m an entrepreneur. I own a small business that offers photo/video and small business solutions. I work with every kind of client from small business owners, bloggers and models even- that are ready to take it to the next level. I also run a fashion and lifestyle blog aside from that. Busy is not the word. Passionate is more like it.
Business has been my passion from a very young age. I observed the family businesses growing up which taught me what to and not to do. When I was 13, I read a book called The Baby Sitter’s Club and was intrigued. Young girls running a business. So, I created a flyer for babysitting services which got me into trouble with my dad- he didn’t want me giving our home number out. Oops. So, that flopped but I had another idea only a few months later. My mom bought me a cool kit that taught me to make hair bows and clips. I loved it so much and made tons of them. One day, my grandmother came over and saw all the bows I had made and suggested I sell them. She took some to work and sold out. I bagged them, made a list for inventory and priced everything. We sold out every time. That was only the beginning.
At the age of 18, I opened up a small music and electronics shop- which taught me that partnerships are not always a great idea. But I learned so much by running the business and creating promotions, programs with incentives and working with other companies and vendors, so it was not time wasted. Without failure, there is no success. I worked for small businesses that were managed poorly and others that were somewhat successful. I picked up a lot along the way. Later on, I attended Disney University where I took Business Communications courses. That took my knowledge to a whole other level.
And fast forward- after becoming a mom and wanting to get back to work, I somehow fell back into running a business. My degree is in Communications with a focus in Journalism and minor in Media+Film. Photography has always been another passion of mine which I have been doing since a teen. Being a mom, I wanted to capture all of my baby’s precious moments. I went to photo studios for a whole year feeling frustrated with the lack of customer service and creativity. So, I picked up my old film camera again and began to do it myself. Before I knew, friends were asking me to take their pictures and then referring me to each other. Without realizing it, I became a home based business. It worked because I was able to stay home with my daughter and go out to jobs by appointment. Did I mention I also blog? That’s something I started in college. Now the mentoring part- that’s something that came about as other business friends and acquaintances began to ask for advice and guidance. The “can we have a meeting? I want to pick apart you brain.” thing became really old and exhausting. That’s when I decided to help others and make that a part of my business. With my background in fashion, public relations, media and event planning, it just made sense.
This website was created to be a space where I can share business tips, stories and provide more information on the services I offer. I will also use this space to post about my work in hopes to inspire you a bit 😉
If you are looking to hire me for photo/video services, please contact me or visit: LillieMorales.com
So, that’s who I am in a nutshell. And I am as real as they come when it comes to your business or brand. So, quit stressing and contact me so we can get this thing started.
Talk to you soon,