REDVYNE was developed by me, Michelle Pittman. I'm a mother of two, career woman, avid DIYer, and lover of wine, hence the name. I started my career as an elementary school teacher and when my husband's job transferred us across the state, I decided to try something new. I fell into technical writing when I took a job as an on-site support technician for an ed-tech company. Technical writing turned into web design because all these documents I was writing needed a user-friendly place to live, right? Web design turned into full blown marketing when someone asked me to take over all their social media marketing, along with build and maintain their website.
REDVYNE started as a side business to help us fund the "fixer upper" home my husband and I bought. Let's just say our inspector warned us that this home was "borderline health department." My husband and I are always up for a challenge, so we didn't let it discourage us. Within the first three months in this home, we had to mourn the loss of all kitchen appliances along with our heat pump....and let's not forget the flooded basement. All this being said, we needed money! So I started advertising my technical writing and web development skills to a few contacts and was lucky enough to land two contracts building online support websites for education companies. These two contracts got us through some home repairs and then kept us in the black when my husband and I were both laid off from our full-time jobs...at the same time.
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We both found new full-time jobs but I continued doing contracts on the side. After a particularly frustrating week at work, my husband challenged me to go out on my own and make this part-time contract work into a full-time business of my own. Yikes! No way was I jumping into that deep end of the pool!
Months passed by and I became increasingly frustrated with my full-time job. How are companies this successful so disorganized? Why are there 25 levels of approval to buy a stapler or a pack of pens? Each day that I came home and dove into my contract work, my husband's words came back to me, "Go out on your own." It took a few weeks of research and planning, but I finally decided to explore the possibility of starting my own business. I put feelers out with friends and acquaintances and the contracts started rolling in. I soon ended up with more hours of work than I could do myself and started bringing on highly skilled contractors to help with the workload. A few contractors turned into a few employees plus more contractors and we've been growing ever since.
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Hands down REDVYNE always has your back. When you have that last minute project, REDVYNE comes to the rescue, always meets the deadline, and knows how to set you apart from your competition!
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