Hello Stock was several years in the making and now that we are a little over a year from our official launch, I am finding so much joy in seeing our stock photos used by all of you! The designs, posts, and websites you have all created are gorgeous! In appreciation of all of our customers, I’d love to share one special brand with you today.
Allow me to introduce you to Corrina & Rachel of Passion to Profit:
I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I finally launched my first business, Corrina’s Candles, in 2018. Previously, I studied business at a local University but knew that the corporate life wasn’t for me. I wanted to create my own future. As my brand started to grow, I knew I wanted to do something more to help other young entrepreneurs create their own path.
Rachel and I have been friends since high school where we met in an international business and marketing program. We both went our own paths after highschool but remained good friends. When she reached out to me in December 2020 about wanting to partner in business I knew immediately the answer was yes. We both had the drive and determination to bring the vision to life. Passion to Profit was created and launched in January 2021.
I continue to educate myself on business, personal development, time management, and organization.
Our goal with Passion to Profit is to help provide the resources for you to launch your small business without the hassle of having to figure it out on your own.
I am the owner of Mama Mary’s bakery, EST in 2020. Mama Mary’s was inspired by my grandmother’s recipes and the years I spent baking alongside my grandmother and my mother over my childhood years. I took the opportunity to open Mama Mary’s so I can fulfill my passion while utilizing my skills in business to reach my goals.
I am skilled in wholesale and manufacturing. I have learned a lot of my skills while working at Arnold’s Candies Inc. in Akron, Ohio. At Arnold’s Candies, I developed the Quality Control procedures while also focusing on many different projects. I have spent years at Arnold’s learning to set up new customers, assist in R&D, organize operations, and assist in many aspects of HR. This has helped me develop many skills in small business. I am able to help new businesses find their way to success as well as assist businesses that are already operating to get the most out of their product, pricing, and customer relations.
What is your business together? Please, tell us about it.
Passion to Profit is a resource dedicated to building foundations that turn your passion into a profitable business. From selling products to providing a service, we are here to help you navigate the world of running a business in terms you can easily understand. Corrina and Rachel have their own passion-driven businesses and they have learned the tricks to success the hard way. Passion to Profit was created so you can sit back, enjoy your passion, and leave the stress of business guidance to us.
Who are you most passionate about helping?
We are most passionate about helping young entrepreneurs who want to start their own small business. We want to give them the resources they need to start without the hassle of having to figure it out on their own. We want all businesses to succeed. Sometimes college doesn’t prepare you for the real-life questions. We want you to learn to network, grow, and enjoy every aspect of your business!
What life lessons have led you to do what you do?
Corrina– I can do anything I set my mind to. I used to have limiting beliefs and spent too much time doubting myself. My entrepreneurial journey has broken those walls down and I know I can do anything I set my mind to.
Rachel– I spent 4 years studying a degree that I ended up hating in the real world. The one thing that I have stayed passionate about is growing in business and owning a bakery. Learning that just signing up for a college degree will not make the passion towards your career happen naturally. Fact is, I finally put the faith into my ability to create something I was passionate about and excited to work on every day. I took the risk and I have never felt more in love with working every day!
What do you like most about being in business?
Corrina – As an entrepreneur, I love being my own boss. I always knew the 9-5 life wasn’t for me. I have the freedom to create my own schedule and boundaries with my businesses.
Rachel – I love the freedom it gives me. I control my schedule and my own investment. I get what I put into it and it only drives me to work harder towards my goals.
How do you use stock photography in your business?
We use stock photography as content for our social media platforms. Since we are a digital company without physical products we have found value in using stock photography to get our message out there. We also use it for title pages in our blogs and many aspects of our website. Stock photography has been an excellent tool in branding our business.
What’s your favorite benefit of stock photography?
Our favorite benefit of stock photography is how versatile the images are. We can use the images on multiple platforms and recycle them with new text or added information. They are great for Instagram, Pinterest, blog posts, and even for our website. It gives us incredible creativity, but opportunities for consistent branding.
Have you created any designs or mock-ups with Hello Stock Photos that you can share with us?
Yes! Here are some of our favorites:
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for interviewing us! We love watching businesses grow and we try to work with our fellow entrepreneurs to drive the passion behind our products!
Thank you to Rachel & Corrina for taking the time to tell us all about themselves and their businesses!