Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jessica Tree, Co-Founder of The Social Type, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I run a wholesale company called The Social Type. We design and produce greeting cards, gift bags, and an assortment of other products and sell them worldwide. Our customers range from small boutique shops to large-scale retail chains, i.e., Paper Source, and Barnes & Noble.
Tell us about yourself
I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, and I had a background in graphic design. I was lucky to have a friend wanting to start her own company as well with a similar background. We started the business together with a vision of creating and producing products we'd want to buy ourselves.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I think being in business for 12 years now (I can't believe that) is a huge accomplishment! I feel very proud to say that.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I think dealing with things you have no control over. Sometimes things happen, and you totally have to shift gears and solve a problem you didn't see coming. There is always a lot of problem-solving running a business!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
My first tip for people wanting to start their own business is always to just start! Keep your day job and do something small every day to get closer to your goal, so it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Reach out to people in the industry and ask for help along the way!
Where can people find you and your business?
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