We can all be bosses. “I think that most of us dream of one day being our own bosses, but not many dare to take the leap,” says Bboss Agency Founder Mary Redondo. “We fall into the common trap, where we think that because we have a 9-5 we have financial stability, but the reality is that nobody knows if they will lose their job the next day. The corporate world is ruthless and nobody is indispensable. So if you want to be your own boss, stop dreaming about it and go for it!” Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she has worked in communications for over 13 years including being Managing Director for Havas Creative — a multi-national integrated marketing communications agency. She also launched a viral Instagram @DaFingaTravels, where she takes photos of her globetrotting tattooed finger during her adventures around the world. “Throughout my career, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have reached out to me for advice or to help them with their marketing needs,” she says. “Bigger firms are unable to focus on this type of client, but there’s definitely a need in the market that isn’t being met.” As such, Bboss Agency provides strategic, accessible and simple digital solutions to small businesses and startups, offering a comprehensive kit for every level — from beginner to expert. Current offerings include “Launch”, “Keep It Up!” and “Make It Your Own”; BBossAgency.com.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.