Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Zenovia Harvest, Founder, and Owner of ZuriLife Events & Bridal Styling, located in Houston, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
ZuriLife Events & Bridal Styling is a bridal styling and bridal event focus business. Zuri Brides are modern working and all about loving life women from the ages of 25 to 55. As a Bridal Stylist, I provide a personalized shopping experience with an expert and unbiased eye, ensuring that brides make the perfect dress section for their special day.
Tell us about yourself
I am a Fashion Bridal Stylist and Bridal Event Planner that is also certified in Events Management & Wedding Planning. During my 20 years in the military, I did a lot of event planning for the Navy as well as for fellow sailors. After planning my sister's wedding and creating her pretty & chic bridal look along with styling her wedding party, I knew I had to join the bridal industry.
I decided that if I merged all of my passions together, which are event planning, weddings, and fashion, into one, I would no longer have to work because I am doing what I love most. Bringing joy to women and seeing them in the space of love motivates me to continue my journey of styling and planning for brides. I am a creative that is fulfilling my life purpose.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I was hired by Posh & Private to assist on the day of the wedding of Houston's Mayor's beautiful daughter(bride), which led me to meet her wedding dress designer, Nma Couture. From there, I was given the opportunity to assist Nma Couture on the photo shoot for her amazing bridal collection.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Accepting that the small failures will lead to that one big win. Patience is one of the hardest things, especially when you are a new entrepreneur.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Hire a business coach if possible.
- Research the market and competitors.
- Find a mentor in that industry.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I style more. You (Bride) worry less. Fashion is a form of self-expression, and your bridal look is no exception! Empowered Brides are the Best Brides!
Where can people find you and your business?
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