Exploring Careers

How Running My Own Business Changed My Life for the Better


It’s easy to feel burnout when you’re a small business owner—but Shell Martinez knows just what to do when that happens. Martinez has learned plenty of other tricks since giving up her career as a realtor and going out on her own to run Shell’s Loft, a boutique event space and production studio in Brooklyn.

Watch Martinez’s story in this video, part of the series “How I Turned my Side Hustle into a Career.” And check out the other video, too!

Updated 11/30/2021