We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Karen Lopez | Owner , Seller & Producer

One very important lesson my business has taught me is to have patience and never give up. There has been days that I don’t get any orders and days that my messages are poppin’ with orders. I’ve learned that if you want your business to grow you have to be constant with everything you do, whether its posting everyday or creating a new item. I know the clientele that I have and I know that they constantly want to see new items. I have clients that have asked me ” what else are you going to make?” So I constantly see myself thinking what could be my next big seller!. Read more>>

Jazmin Oliver | Co-Founder and President

As a young lady, I always believe it is important to help and do nice things for others. I get excited to see the people happy around us and feel like I made a difference somehow. Read more>>

Alysse Collins | Owner and Lead Designer, POPtastic Events

The most important lesson my business has taught me is perseverance. I have learned to keep pushing through the tough times and to embrace all hurdles. One thing that is important to me is to not tire myself out. I learned that tiring myself out makes me want to give up, which is something that I wont let happen. Every single trial, hurdle, difficulty, and struggle has taught me to push my self and to persevere no matter what doubts I have or how much I want to sleep. Read more>>

Rae’Lynn Kossie | Owner of Online Boutique

The most important lesson my business has taught me is that it’s okay to not be perfect. I spend so much time trying to perfect my business and please both new and retuning customers but the reality is that it’s all about growth and that takes time. Read more>>