Tell us about your business:
LipSense provides so many options for individually expressing oneself through makeup, from lip color to eye shadows. SeneGence, the company, offers chemical-free products that are less damaging to various skin types. It offers such a great way to be your best, unique self.
Jamberry offers people the opportunity to express themselves through nail art/fashion, which is amazing... and the products are 8-free meaning they're helping strengthen your nails at the same time.
Describe yourself in three words:
Empowering, Humble, Motivated
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I already have it in my full-time occupation - I get to work with homeless Veterans (and the staff supporting them) in the employment realm.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Not giving up, pushing through negative thinking, keeping motivated even when goals aren't met (I'm super hard on myself)
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Stepping out of my comfort zone to start a small business (I'm an introvert by nature)
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
It's challenging. I have to remain constantly aware of how I'm organizing my time, which is difficult because I'm a worrier. I tend to wake up thinking of how I could've done something differently of planning my to-do list.
What websites do you visit every day?
Etsy, Facebook, Jamberry, LipSense
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Visit at the local eateries like Millie's Diner, The Egg & I, The Roosevelt, and Dot's Back Inn.
What is your goal for retirement?
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Take a deep breath and be accepting of the idea that success doesn't happen overnight, but in time and with planning, tears, successes, and some failures. It's all about learning and growing. Know that you ARE strong enough!
Any final comments?
Enjoy the experience, ask questions, be your unique self (it's beautiful), and thank you for supporting my small business!
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Hello there! My name is Ashley and I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. I am also a wife and mother and LOVE event planning! I enjoy discovering new restaurants, visiting local breweries and exploring RVA while hosting monthly Girls Night Out events. You can usually catch me with my laptop and a cup of coffee!
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