Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in jewelry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Willa Wirth, Founder of Willa Wirth Silver Design, located in Portland, ME, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is Custom Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry. My customers are empowered women wanting to wear unique pieces - express their uniqueness and belonging.
Tell us about yourself
I fell in love with jewelry making just by chance over 20 years ago. It became such a draw to be the medium where I could express my soul's essence and endlessly explore my creativity in sterling. My designs called to many, and gratefully I committed to making this my sole career.. as I am built to work for myself. I'm a leader, a free thinker, a creative, and a powerhouse. Empowering jewelry is perfect for me to create Because it suits my clients and me.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is keeping my business flourishing through the world's ups and downs.. as I have discovered, it's more what I believe and what I create rather than circumstance. The accomplishment is knowing that success is based on passion, perseverance, and true inner power.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Organizing.. having systems, and keeping track of all the numbers. This is why I have a Bookkeeper, thank god. Secondly .. mapping and implementing business plans are not my forte, and I believe my success would be more international if this was the case.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Go all in.
- Face every fear you have around your self-worth, showing up, and your beliefs on money.
- Don't listen to anyone or anything but your heart.
Where can people find you and your business?
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