Q&A With Kevin Weins, Founder of InkStein

Tell us a bit about InkStein.

InkStein is a culmination of passion, desire, ambition, and determination. It is the essence of everything I believe in, and love. The power to communicate a specific message to your audience, visually.

What gave you the idea for your business and how did it start?

We all have basic needs. All of our needs differ for each situation. The only difference is the fact that options are limited to different aspects of our surroundings (economy, etc.). So, essentially, those with the best access to finances, and other resources have an advantage. My idea is breaking that barrier down. We have opened the door for small business owners to have the same production power, and knowledge as their bigger corporate adversaries.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

Meeting and identifying the needs of my clients. I believe the whole process to be a growing and learning experience on both ends of the spectrum. There is comparison to watching a project evolve into its final stages and nurturing a child into adulthood.

What are your keys to making yourself productive?

I am naturally driven, and self-motivated. It’s usually hard to contain. The best way I can explain it to others is to find something that you are passionate about. Something you could do every day of your life.
It will make you want to get up in the morning, and stay up late at night.

Tell us one long-term goal in your career.

Bottom line. My ultimate goal is to scale this business to a national brand. I have hopes that our services can be implemented into each region and serve the communities within to the highest standard available. This would be sustaining and implementing thousands of jobs, as well as boosting the local economy.

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your career?

You can always learn more. The more I learn, the less I know. Experience will teach you what the literature fails to cover.

What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed in your field?

Do lots of research. Get to know lots of people. Building the biggest network of resources will be the best thing you can do. Last, but not least, think outside the box. How can you push what your
doing to be different that others.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Mainly socialize. In order to grow and learn, we must seek knowledge and wisdom from others. My hobbies and passions are pretty much my nine to five. I enjoy drawing, and using other forms of media such
as paint, clay, and ceramic. I am passionate about photography, which is one of the main aspects of videography. My skills and pleasures are finely wove, and tuned harmoniously to symphonize with the senses.

Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers.

As far as web references, I have been keeping up with a few podcasts. The daily boost has a great site with an app that allows you listen to all podcasts on demand. Mainly motivational content. As far as literature, I tend to read instructional information pertaining to my field of expertise. I read books about photography, videography, and influences of art.