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Meet Danielle Neal of DCN Designs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Neal.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
It started in 2019 when I was running the Instagram account for my college’s education association. I wanted to increase Association Membership and raise awareness about the events that we were hosting that year. Because of my work with the association, I was able to apply to be a social media manager for an amazing nonprofit organization called BOND: Building Our Nation’s Daughters.

As I think about how I ended up working in the field of social media marketing, I realized that I’ve always worked in marketing indirectly. It was something that just came naturally to me. When I was younger and I would go to the grocery store, I would convince people in the aisle to buy products that I was interested in. I loved meeting new people and have always believed in the importance of community.

I’ve learned about the power of Community from my alma mater, Coppin State University. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in 2020 from Coppin State University, where I majored in Early Childhood Education. Because of the programs at my school, like MSEA and The Links Foundation, Inc., I was able to learn new skills that helped me to expand beyond my education degree. Through The Links Foundation, I was able to have two awesome mentors: Connie Unseld and Jackie Hrabowski, who taught me the importance of serving and what it means to leave a legacy.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
So far, it is has been great for me, fortunately. I’ve learned how to be resourceful and lean on others for support. I have enrolled in programs that have taught me a lot about entrepreneurship and becoming a mission-driven CEO, like the Built for Authority Program by Loran Elise Collective. Because of this program, I’ve learned about what it means to serve myself as a CEO and serve others and do both of those things well.

I’ve learned that in order to be a stellar business owner, you need Consistency, Confidence, and Courage. All three of these things are helpful to sustain you as you elevate as a business owner. The main lesson that I’ve learned was not to let Imposter Syndrome keep you invisible. When you doubt your abilities frequently, you won’t show up in the spaces that you are needed to show up in. The world needs your gift.

We’ve been impressed with DCN Designs, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a social butterfly and I love to meet new people, which is why I love social media marketing so much. I believe that the reason why most people follow me is that I’m not afraid to share my knowledge. As I learn what it means to be successful, I think that it’s important to teach others along the way.

My company believes in using social media marketing to grow, sustain and transform businesses. We believe in teaching business owners how to use social media in a successful and stress-free way. Each client that works with us feels inspired, motivated, and empowered and believes in their business. My business is all about blending imagination, ingenuity, strategy, and real-time digital marketing knowledge to drive growth for your business. My company doesn’t just help you with the now of your company but helps you to plan for the future.

What sets my company apart is, aside from social media management, I want to teach businesses, especially small businesses, how to use social media strategy to elevate their business and increase their reach.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
Show up every day even on the hard days. The hard days teach you to appreciate the good days even more.

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Imani Neal

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