Celebrity Makeup Artist achieves success with Mentors
“I don’t know where I’d be without your help,” Maryelle O’Rourke of MaryelleArtistry.com expressed with her farewell hug after last week’s free counseling session. There is no knowing how her makeup and hair artistry business would be doing without SCORE advice, but this talented business woman has been a regular SCORE client for over two years, and each year she has been more profitable than the last. She gives SCORE a heap of the credit.
From celebrities Jodi Foster, Channing Tatum, and Elizabeth Banks to politicians Joe Biden and Marty Walsh to sports figures Robert Kraft and John Henry Maryelle has become the go-to artist to get camera ready. Also really taking off is her wedding clientele, treating the bride and her entourage to “star quality” makeup and hair for the special day.
“My work has been on the cover of Boston Bride Magazine for several years now, and the word is out that I can put the right team together to make this service the least stressful part of the big day,” says Maryelle. “I’ve earned the trust of Boston area’s brides.”
“Maryelle has all the the fundamentals of being successful, we just help her stay focused on the priorities and business essentials,” states Elizabeth Mullard, Haverhill SCORE Branch Manager. “I’m always psyched to see Maryelle on our schedule – there is always a new idea to explore, new challenges that need solutions, and the importance of keeping her focused on strategic goals.
As with many of our clients, we have established a rapport, often addressing both the personal and business goals. Sometimes we provide pure coaching support – it can be a long road, and appropriate encouragement really goes a long way.”
SCORE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping businesses succeed. They provide free counseling and mentoring to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses throughout the USA. Counselors are executives, entrepreneurs and business owners who volunteer their time to their community.