It takes hard work, dedication and sometimes good old fashion luck to build a strong, profitable business. One of the best pieces of advice for entrepreneurs and emerging business owners is to get smart insights from people who have been there before.

See what Mark Pryor, CEO of The Seam has to say on how he keeps his business growing. 

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?

For us, the key was to just start. We saw an opportunity to do something differently, and we worked with our community - customers, friends, business mentors, investors, professional partners - until we could make it happen. I learned more than any college degree could have taught me about how to operate a business by jumping in and learning from real industry experience.


What's your best time management hack?

Knowing that we’re small, we put a lot of automation into our systems and processes, so we don’t require as much staff. Time is a precious commodity for smaller businesses, and we're lucky enough to have the technology to help maximize our time.


We've asked business owners from across the city to share some of their best advice on starting and growing their small business. Want to learn more insights from other Chamber members? Follow the hashtag #MemberAdvice on our social media channels and read more here on our blog.