Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Anne Lelièvre, owner of Anne Lelièvre Makeup & Spa, located in Montreal, QC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I offer mobile makeup, permanent makeup, and hair treatments. My clients are people who are busy and don’t have time to travel to their appointments, people with children, or people who don’t have transportation.
Tell us about yourself
I have always been passionate about makeup and enhancing people’s natural beauty. It feels amazing to know I could make someone happy by improving the texture of their hair, saving them time every day with permanent makeup, or making them look even more beautiful on their special day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am able to see the same clients often for different services and develop a nice relationship with them.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Saying no to appointments that don’t suit me. When I first started, I wanted to make everyone happy and would always say yes, to the point where I had no more time for myself or my relationship.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be consistent.
- Be honest and caring.
- Work hard.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Owning your own business definitely has its difficulties, but the rewards are amazing. You can have a consistent sleep schedule, eat well, work out, and take time off when needed while making more money than you would at a regular 9-5 job.
Where can people find you and your business?
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