Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marielly Alvarez, Founder of Queendom Café, located in Rochester, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Queendom Café is a unique online coffee shop that spreads God's Word through our products. My customers are hurting women in search of their identity in Christ who are in need of encouragement and Empowerment through God's Word.

Tell us about yourself

I am a recent Bachelor's Degree in Business student who is passionate about women in business leadership. I started Queendom Café as a way to empower women with the Word of God and to see themselves as He sees them. Each woman I talk to receives a word of empowerment to continue making a difference in this world through what they do in their business and life. My motivation comes from them. When I become an inspiration to them, they are reminded how powerful they are in making a difference in someone else's life.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is the smile and feelings of fulfillment and gratefulness that comes from every person that receives our products. When a hobby is well done, their actions speak volumes, and their eyes say what words cannot express.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The hardest thing that comes with being a business owner is becoming your own cheerleader. Sometimes being a business owner means facing a lonely road as those around you do not believe you can get things done and make them work. Additionally, the learning curve we encounter every day. We will not know everything, so we are constantly learning what's trending so that I can deliver the products exceptionally smoothly.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

The top 3 tips I'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today are to put God first in everything you do, focus, and be organized and diligent with your work.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

You can do this! You have a desire to start and run a business for a reason. Whatever the reason may be, you are capable of doing anything you're set forth to do. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

Where can people find you and your business?




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