Brette Rowley is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, + creator of the Side Hustle Starter Kit.

This site is dedicated to empowering others to succeed in their lives and businesses and represents those who are driven, creative, and never settle.

Brette has been featured in The Huffington Post, Recruiter, Career Cloud, and The Young Hopeful.

Prior to starting her own business, Brette served as a marketing consultant for entrepreneurs and helped small businesses grow through smart and efficient strategies.

She lives in Charleston with her boyfriend, Jamie (who you might see from time to time) and her dog, Mellie.

Follow along @bretterowley!

My absolute favorite meal is...

Pasta and wine. On. Repeat. Seriously, I could eat it for every meal.

I got into marketing because...

I've always loved business, I mean, I wrote my first business plan in elementary school. But I chose Marketing for the creative aspects and the fact that it applies to EVERYTHING. It's not industry specific and is constantly changing.

My guilty pleasures are...

Ice cream. Binge watching Netflix. Napping. Preferably all at the same time.

My favorite thing to talk about over drinks is...

Business and sports. I love when I meet someone who has a business idea but aren't sure where to start. I can talk about that allllll day. That and Clemson football.

The thing that I'm most proud of is...

Being able to help entrepreneurs take their very first step into business with the Side Hustle Starter Kit. It was a total labor of love, but I'm proud to be able to help those who otherwise might not be confident enough to take the plunge.

My #1 business tip is...

Listen to your audience, because you don't have a business without customers. It doesn't matter how great your brand or product is, if it's not connecting with your target market, you're back at square one.

On my days off, I spend my time...

We travel a lot on weekends, but if we're at home, we lay low. Maybe go out to dinner or take Mellie for a walk.

Someday I want to...

Run a horse farm (by the ocean, if Jamie has any say in it).

My travel bucket list includes...

Norway is #1 by far. Hawaii. Scotland. Brazil. Africa. You name it, I'll go.

Clients inspire me when...

They are excited about their business. That's the fun part - hearing their doubt at the beginning and slowly putting the pieces together where they feel they can achieve (and exceed!) their goals.

CAN'T GET ENOUGH?