Ready to kickstart your career as a musician but not quite sure where to start? There are numerous resources available to you right here in Toledo! Abby Sarabia, the founder of Creator’s Club, hosts a safe digital platform that provides musicians social, educational, and networking opportunities.
Tell us about yourself! What makes you, “you”?
Abby Sarabia is the Director of Operations for northwest Ohio’s leading school-based mental health provider. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Creator’s Club, a start-up app that develops social and educational resources for musicians. Lastly, Ms. Sarabia is the executive board member of the Sarabia Family Foundation, a non-profit providing resilient students with scholarships. Her admiration for her Toledo, Ohio, and music drives her marketing and entrepreneurial spirit. Her vision is to create emerging leaders in Toledo, Ohio, to add to our city’s rich beauty and dynamic. What makes me, me is my love for integrating mental health and the arts while staying focused on making Toledo a better place.
Describe your business/services and then tell us about what brought you to creating this business and why you’re passionate about it.
Creator’s Club was conceptualized from my own experiences as a musician in Toledo. I noticed that our creative individuals needed access to social, educational, and networking resources to keep creating. During 2020, two things happened. 1, I graduated from college. 2, the music industry was being turned upside down as they fell gracefully to algorithms and massive changes. During this time, I realized that becoming a successful musician was more accessible than ever before. Artists, given suitable space and resources, could thrive regardless of location. Thus, I developed the idea of Creator’s Club. A safe digital platform that provides musicians social, educational, and networking opportunities. With this platform, we can help musicians achieve their dreams, develop workforce ready attributes, and provide more music and tech jobs for our city.
What goals do you have for your business in the future?
My mission is to become a resource musicians trust to help them develop their careers. My vision is to create music and tech jobs for Toledo, Ohio.
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement is doing brand collaborations with household names like spotify, rally’s, and tiktok. Bringing on 13 interns (Mostly Toledoians) and paving a way for them in the music industry and of course growing our platform to 1800+ musicians worldwide organically.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a business owner and how did you overcome it?
Finding funding and translating the vision of my agency to those who have never worked/experienced the music or tech industry before.
What advice would you give to a woman looking to start a business or get into a leadership role? Is there one thing that has helped you specifically?
Just do it. Don’t be afraid. So many times I see women business owners stay stagnant because they’re afraid of asking questions or doing something wrong. Ask that question! Most of the time we’re all doing something wrong until we find something that works. Don’t be afraid of rejection. All you need is one yes to change your life.
What made you want to join HerHub?
The beginning of the year luncheon!
Why do you feel it’s important to collaborate and empower other women?
I believe the only way to grow a community is to collaborate and support one another. Empowering women is igniting the fire that can change the world.
If you could recommend one resource (book, podcast, quote, class, website, etc.), that has helped you in life or in business, what would it be and why?
One resource I would recommend is any networking event within your niche. Networking is so powerful and amongst networking builds incredible relationships that can take you further than you ever imagined.
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Learn more about Creator’s Club at https://www.creatorsclub.online/
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