Prettiful Designs Gives Graphics Artwork a Makeover

Join us in congratulating Prettiful Designs for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Recession Busters and Most Slacker-Friendly Categories!”

Prettiful Designs in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “Recession Busters and Most Slacker-Friendly” Categories

Congratulations to Prettiful Designs, located in Spanish Fork, Utah, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the “Recession Busters and Most Slacker-Friendly” Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Dedra Tregaskis and asked her to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Dedra: Being able to endlessly create and answer to myself.

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Dedra: God – He gives me inspiration and encourages me on.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Dedra: A severe decrease in our family income.

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

  • Courage
  • Persistence
  • Determination

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Dedra: You have to love what you do to be an entrepreneur. If you don’t love it, things probably won’t work out.


StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Dedra: Color palettes inspire me.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Dedra: Success first has to be dreamed.

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Dedra: Honesty is the only policy.

Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Dedra: My husband and I sold my wedding ring to buy Photoshop and Illustrator.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Dedra: Make sure you really like what you are doing in case it doesn’t return a profit.

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Dedra: Offer a free download on my newsletter, Facebook, giveaways.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Dedra: Google social marketing and follow tutorials.

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Dedra: It has become saturated and cut throat.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Dedra: I have to be constantly designing and on my toes to get sales because of too many competitors. I am constantly looking for new avenues to diversify.

Learn more about Dedra’s business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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