Name: Hava Lièl Monsonego
Title: Owner
Company: Minyar
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Did you choose print or did it choose you?

It chose me, though it was love at first stamp! (I started as a rubber stamp maker)

How do you establish credibility with customers, colleagues and bosses?

I’m my own boss, but for customers and colleagues I simply use my e-mail signature – it leads to my website and social media accounts where they can see who I am and what I do.

What advice can you offer regarding negotiating salary raises/ addressing fair pay issues?

First step: acknowledge the value of your work.
Communicate it to your boss/client.
Confidently ask for the price you truly believe you deserve.
Make sure to constantly practice it.
You become a professional, you’re happy with the work that you do,
clients are happy (= they keep coming back) =
you’re doing a great job – you deserve to get paid accordingly!

What advice did you receive early in your career that you wished you had followed?

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn (Alanis Morissette)
Realize that you are learning every step of the way, and it’s OK.
and… Your desk is messy – tidy up! 🙂