Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in jewelry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Alexa Meyer, Founder of Alexa Leigh, located in Miami Beach, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Alexa Leigh sells jewelry that can be worn day to night and is perfect for any occasion. It is durable to withstand your day-to-day and the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. If you're looking for the perfect classic accessory, you're our customer.
Tell us about yourself
Alexa Leigh launched in 2010 as a creative outlet but turned into a full-time job several years later after having my first child. I was looking for a more flexible work-life balance, which was hard to come by in New York City, and it seemed the only way to achieve it was to be your own boss. Now a mother of 3, my jewelry needs to fit seamlessly into my day. Seems impossible until you meet the Alexa Leigh collection. It's lightweight but doesn't feel cheap. It's an affordable price point but not going to tarnish or break. I wanted to create something that women could feel good in at any age for any occasion.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am all about celebrating and recognizing the DAILY little accomplishments. We are constantly growing, hiring, innovating, and still having fun. My greatest accomplishment is the team I have hired. We are small but mighty!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
There are no days off! It isn't 9-5. It's constant, but that's also what I love about it.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Stay true to yourself.
- Play to your strengths.
- Know your weaknesses.
Where can people find you and your business?
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