Written By: MIM!—Melinda Lewis is the thirty something founder, speaker, creative businessperson and lifestyle blogger of the company Get Togetha LLC. MIMI caught up with the webpreneur behind the successful lifestyle company.
MIM!: Tell us, Melinda Lewis is ...
Melinda Lewis: Authorprenuer, passionate blogger, lover of life, and a lover of a great shoe!
MIM!: How did you come up with Get Togetha, and how did you go from idea to plan of action?
Melinda Lewis: Get Togetha came to me in a dream and I followed through by putting one front in front of the other. Literally.
MIM!: What is a "typical" working day like for you?
Melinda Lewis: Working out in the morning, green tea, scrambled eggs, answering the onsloth of emails, & writing till I'm uninspired. Rinse. Recycle. Repeat.
MIM!: How many people do you have on your team or are you a Jill of All Trades who does everything from research to blog design?
Melinda Lewis: I have a web design team at my disposal but I'm definitely a Jilly. When you're starting out on your own I think its best to understand how every arm of how your business works.
MIM!: What inspires you?
Melinda Lewis: Love. Passion and Human Nature.
MIM!: What is the most treasured item in your home?
Melinda Lewis: Treasured photos.
MIM!: What one thing will you be investing in this Spring/Summer?
Melinda Lewis: Learning how to Swim.
MIM!: What is your favorite city and why?
Melinda Lewis: New York. And as cliche as it sounds ... I love it because its the city never sleeps...
MIM!: What are you listening to on your iPod?
Melinda Lewis: Sarah Vaughn, Africando, Jay-Z,
MIM!: What is your favorite book, movie, and who is your favorite style icon?
Melinda Lewis: The Alchemist, Mildred Pierce/Mo Betta Blues ... Style Icons: Tracee & her Momma Diana Ross, Kerry Washington, Rihanna, and Halle Berry who is a seriously underrated everyday dresser.
MIM!: Do you have any design tips for MIMI readers who are interested in creating an Afri-chic vibe in their homes?
Melinda Lewis: Yes. Embrace color and texture in your walls, accessories and your textiles.
MIM!: What is the best piece of advice you've been given?
Melinda Lewis: A project is never done; just due.
MIM!: What is the best piece of advice you can give MIMI readers who are looking to start a business online?
Melinda Lewis: Do your homework and have patience with yourself. Overnight success is an overblown myth!
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(Photo Credits: © Clicks / iStockPhoto and © Beyaz Gazetesi / iStockPhoto )