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Meet Small Town Country Girl Turned Big City Woman-Michelle of SlyFox Web Design & Markketing!

Tell us a bit about yourself, what your business is and what services you offer!

My name is Michelle Faulds and together, with my husband, I own SlyFox Web Design and Marketing in London, Ontario.  We offer marketing strategies and solutions for small to medium sized local businesses including web design, branding, graphic design, Google paid ad management, Search Engine Optimization, social media operation and coaching, content creation including blogs and so much more!

How did you start off on your entrepreneurial journey?

I started in sales 20+ years ago and took some time off after a car accident caused physical injuries and subsequent severe depression.  I used this time to focus on raising my kids (now age 18 and 27) and jumped back into marketing and sales when my husband began freelancing and needed some help as he grew. I pushed for an office  so that we would have a more professional space than my dining room table to meet clients and within 6 months we had to knock out a wall and claim 2 more offices next door – we grew so fast!

Go back to your childhood and tell us what you envisioned for yourself as an adult. 

As an adult I wanted to be a mom, a caretaker, a nurturer.  I did that, but now I also do it for my clients.

What are some of your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenge is finding staff that eat, sleep and breathe my business as much as I do.  Believe it or not, I have – but it was not easy. I am very blessed to have the team behind us that we have now.

What does being successful in business mean to you?

Being successful in business means being happy in business.  That does not necessarily mean making a million dollars (but that would be cool too). It could mean feeling purpose in your work, helping people or even just having a cool office – whatever happiness means to you… if you find it, then you ARE successful.

Who has been your biggest support/cheerleader?

My husband, by far.  He knows what I need before I even do and will remind me to take a day off, or show up with my favorite drink when I need it most.  It took me many years to find my soul mate – and I am very lucky to have someone who just “gets” me.

Do you have a favourite quote or saying?

“Whether you think you can or can’t – you are right” – Henry Ford.  My first boss told me this when I was discouraged one day and it has always stuck with me.

Is there anyone in business who is an inspiration to you and why? 

I meet so many business owners and they all inspire me.  The passion I have witnessed over the last few years within London, Ontario business owners has inspred me to follow my dreams, no matter what they are.

Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself that most people don’t know or would never guess? 

I grew up in Exeter, Ontario about an hour north of here… going to parties in corn fields, and living the small town life.  London was a whole new experience for me when I moved here at age 23 and as much as I love country music and cold beer and my small town roots, I am now a citified Londoner at heart.

Where can we find you ? What are your social media platforms?

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slyfoxwebdesign/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SlyFoxMarketing/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SlyFoxWebDesign  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-faulds-b1a97731/

Website www.sly-fox.ca

THANK YOU so much for your time and you are truly an inspiration! (and thank you for creating my website too!)

 

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