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Episode 3: Dominika Bronner's Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneur


Hi friends! Welcome to the Episode 3 of 5 Questions with The Loveliest. An Honest Discussion with my friend Dominika Bronner a makeup artist and creative stylist part of Margo Bronner about how she put fear and unknowns aside to step into who she was meant to be.


I met Dominika at my Coffee Shop and was in awe of how down to earth she was and loved her instantly. I love how her creativity shines from every outfit she puts together for herself and others. She has a way with styling like no one else I've ever seen!





When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up? Fashion Designer, Dancer!


What was your first paying job? ( like when you were a teenager..) Model for a hospital catalog and for a Karneval Costume catalog


Did you go to college? What Did you study and what were you wanting to be? I wanted to be a crime scene investigator



If you didn’t go to college what did your path look like? After finishing school, I went to the USA as an Au-pair, and then came back to Europe and worked for 15 years for a private beauty company, and went to a Makeup Artist school in Cologne Germany


What made you want to start your own business? Freedom, More opportunities, My kids


What did your life look like at the time (kids, single, married)? I was working, we had two kids, I was pregnant with our third baby


Once you decided to make your dream a reality what did the path look like to start your own business? Were you scared? Did you dive in or take baby steps? It was all about connecting with people in that business, I made my own homepage ( by myself) , wrote to several photographers, built my portfolio, worked on a lot of unpaid projects to get to know people and to build up my portfolio. Yes of course I was scared, the what if’s were always there ......


How did you learn how to open or start your business? What were some of the curveballs along the way? Were you always good at it? The secret to being good at something you do is to keep learning, to keep practicing. As an artist you’re always your biggest critic! Curveballs were always there, as an example managing the business and the family at the same time. As a mom and businesswoman keeping the balance are very hard.


"The secret to being good at something you do is to keep learning, to keep practicing."



What are some of the early memories of total flops or failures? Maybe working too long for the same company, being scared to change.


What was a BIG win early on? I think my Big Win was always the need to see more, to travel, to move to a different country. All this helped me to be where I’m at right now. And that’s a win .


What’s a mistake you made that in the long run was a blessing because it led you to something bigger and better? Not finishing college, having a baby early ( which is a blessing) but all this led me to what I’m today and what I have.



When did you figure out how to stop listening to others and fully invest in your dreams? When I started to see all the possibilities in my job.


How do you support other business entrepreneurs in your industry and in general? Support is big for me! Especially as a freelancer. Working together on different projects. Recommend artists to clients. Don’t be afraid to support and talk about other artists, entrepreneurs. It’s all about supporting each other. This is a part of surviving as a business owner, artist, and entrepreneur.



"Don’t be afraid to support and talk about other artists, entrepreneurs. It’s all about supporting each other. This is a part of surviving as a business owner, artist, entrepreneur. "



Lots of my followers want to know how do you know if an idea is the RIGHT idea? OR when to take the leap? You know, when it’s right when your clients, followers love the work you do. You need feedback! This is how it’s working. This is how you learn.


What advice would you give your younger self? Just do it! Do it earlier if possible! Believe in yourself! Believe in your ideas! Feel it, see it! Your visions, your dreams can get you very far. Learn about your business. Take part in workshops and connect with other business owners, artists, entrepreneurs.


What’s the future of your business look like? The fashion and the beauty industry is huge. It changes so quickly. It is hard to tell. A lot of things will be probably virtually (which I hope not too much)


How do you balance the financial risk for new opportunities with financial security? My financial risk is minimum


How do you support other business entrepreneurs in your industry and in general? As an example, reposting their work. Recommending them to clients. Supporting their projects.

Anything else you'd want to add to help women on their journey? Be true to yourself. Don’t give up


Where can people find you and support you?

dominikabronner_make_up

@MargoBronner

dominikabronnermakeup@weebly.com