Holly Mayer remembers watching both of her parents run their own businesses. She saw the ways they invested in their ventures and worked hard to grow — often leaning on their grit and stamina to get through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
“It’s difficult to start and own a business, especially in communities where one may not have grown up and have a natural network,” Mayer says. “The more financial and advisory support someone can find, the more successful their businesses can be.”
That drive has inspired Mayer to connect with local entrepreneurs as the First Vice President of Wealth Management, Financial Advisor at Mayer Wealth Advisory of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
“Being invested in clients’ lives means I get as much as I give,” Mayer says. “I learn something I can incorporate into my own life from each of my clients.”
Businesses ebb and flow. Those who have managed to operate in the pandemic know too well how supply chain concerns, workforce challenges, and navigating illness can challenge entrepreneurs in ways they never anticipated.
That’s why Mayer sees herself as a mentor who invests in the lives of her clients, many who come from diverse backgrounds, industries, and experiences.
“There are so many factors that someone has to consider, not just when starting a business but when growing it and sustaining it,” she says. “Business leaders need a wide range of mentors to ensure their success and security.”
For Mayer, supporting local businesses and their founders means supporting the community overall.
“When you think about traveling to places outside of your own community, many times it’s to experience destinations that offer the experiences you don’t find locally,” she says. “With more entrepreneurism and diversity of businesses, the local economy thrives, and people want to spend more time in their community, keeping those dollars local.”
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