Natalie Rihmland, MBA
Master of Business Administration, University of Dayton
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Dayton
10 years of experience in Adobe Suite
8 years in marketing field
Started 4 businesses
Majored in Marketing & Entrepreneurship in my undergraduate program
Emphasis on Marketing in my graduate program
A Bit About Me
I've always been drawn to marketing; in fact I used to keep an "advertising journal" for advertisements I saw on TV or in the media when I was in elementary school. At the time, I didn't even know what marketing was, just that I found it fascinating. When I was a senior in high school, I woke up one morning and decided that I was going to start a cupcake business. I bought all of my supplies and got to work. In addition to baking, I also enjoyed the marketing aspect of my business. While searching for colleges, I found that the University of Dayton (UD) offered a nationally ranked Entrepreneurship program. I immediately knew I had to go. While I was there, I worked my ass off. In addition to my double major, I participated in numerous extracurriculars and– you guessed it– crafted the marketing/social media/design for the organizations I was involved in. It was also at UD that I started my second and third businesses.
After I graduated from college, I took a job that was advertised to me as a promising career where I would be able to quickly move up and get into the marketing department. I paid my dues but after two years there was no future in sight. Many people are okay staying the course and working their way up the ladder in order to get what they want, and kudos to them! That's just not me. I had an itch to be creative and get paid to do it.
At the beginning of April 2021, I quit my job and started Sapphire Studios. Since then, I have helped many small businesses grow, both new and existing. It makes me so happy to know that I am fulfilling my life's purpose– to help other peoples' dreams come true using my gifts and talents.
WHY WORK WITH Me?
I have been a part of 3 start-ups and know what it’s like to try to get off the ground. Wearing multiple hats makes it difficult to prioritize marketing efforts. But a business can’t grow without customers, right?! This is where I come in. I can provide all of your creative services so that you can focus on your business.
As a small business owner, your time and money are important. I have a passion for entrepreneurship and want to provide the services you need without breaking the bank. Let’s face it: those big marketing companies aren’t focused on small firms. My mission is to assist you in any way that I can. At Sapphire Studios, you will receive undivided attention and a customized solution to your business needs.
One of the most important things to know about me is my philosophy on life- it’s too short to take things too seriously. None of us make it out alive, so we might as well enjoy every day! This realization was a catalyst in quitting my job and following my dreams. I now get to wake up every day, spend time with my cats, and create content for my amazing clients!