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Meet Casey Fox of Life By Design Magazine in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Casey Fox.

Casey, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am the founder of Life By Design Magazine, a magazine written by and for the entrepreneur. Personally, I went from 4 days jobs to owning 4 businesses after meeting my mentors and now business partners. In September 2017 at an entrepreneurship conference, my business partner had the idea to create a magazine. He turned to me and said, “Let’s create a magazine!” I began reaching out to my sphere of influence and looking for writers and designers for the magazine. I have written for other publications, written a book of my own, and ghostwritten a few other books, so I knew the front end of how a magazine worked. I was also the Editor-In-Chief of my high school newspaper so I knew the back end of production from back then. After masterminding with a few brilliant minds, we came up with being niche specific to San Diego’s entrepreneur community. In 3 weeks we had a rough draft of our first edition out. After some counsel and bringing on board a legitimate designer, we launched the first full edition of our December 2017 edition on November 20th, 2017. We are in the process of launching our 6th print edition on May 7th. Our vision is to give entrepreneurs a platform to share their skills and experience with other entrepreneurs as well as to be a way for San Diego’s entrepreneurs can find community and comradery.

Great, 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?
Building a business is never a smooth road, there were a couple times in the last 8 months that we almost shut down. Print costs are high, creating a sales team for commision only is tough, getting dedicated team members who will work their butts off as volunteers. Creating a team and casting vision can be a diffult task, but we have come through every challange and will continue to get through everything that comes our way.

Life By Design Magazine – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Life By Design Magazine is a magazine written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We specialize in motivation and how to articles so that small business owners have not only the inspiration to achieve their dreams but also the tools to make those dreams come true. We are most proud of the writers and contributors that give back to the entrpeneur community with their advice and their skills. We are San Diego’s only printed entrepreneur magazine and we strive to cultivate not only education but also community for all those in San Diego who not only have a business but also those who want to start a business one day.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career so far is seeing the impact our company and the events we host for our launch has had on the attendees and the writers.

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