Looking forward, Susan’s main goal for the magazine is to have Peninsula residents become more aware of the magazine and for it to become monthly. She also would like advertisers to realize that VA Peninsula Media is where people look for their fun in the community. Finally, she wants to create a top-notch news organization that covers Hampton, Newport News, York County, and Poquoson.
When asked what advice she has for anyone interested in starting their own business, Susan joked, “Don’t start just before a pandemic!” She also noted that you need to be prepared for a few things: more noes than yeses, to explain what you’re doing, and for various highs and lows (and even some tears). But above all, you need to believe in your product.
Written by Abby Schiano