NURTURING DREAMS AND SPARKING SUCCESS: CELEBRATING SMALL BUSINESSES! PART 2
Meet Jessica Perea: Crafting Dreams with The Cottage Bowtique LLC, DBA JessicaMakes
In our ongoing series, "Nurturing Dreams and Sparking Success: Celebrating Small Businesses," we have the immense pleasure of introducing you to the creative genius, Jessica Perea. Under the enchanting umbrella of The Cottage Bowtique LLC, DBA JessicaMakes, Jessica has been crafting dreams into reality one handmade masterpiece at a time.
From humble beginnings to a thriving small business, Jessica's journey is a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and unwavering determination. With each bow, ribbon, and carefully crafted creation, she's not only crafting beautiful items but also weaving a story of dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Jessica's story is a captivating tale of entrepreneurship and the pursuit of one's dreams. In this blog post, we'll delve deep into her journey, exploring the challenges she's faced, the milestones she's achieved, and the invaluable insights she's gained along the way.
So, get ready to be inspired as we shine a spotlight on Jessica Perea and The Cottage Bowtique LLC, DBA JessicaMakes. Her story is a testament to the belief that with creativity, dedication, and a sprinkle of dreams, you can turn your passion into a thriving small business.
Stay tuned as we unravel the magic behind Jessica's journey and celebrate the small businesses that truly nurture dreams and spark success! 🌟
1. Can you share the story behind how you started your small business? What inspired you to take the leap?
In 2021 that’s where this all started by purchasing a Cricut machine which I opened after 6months with no clue how it worked! My first craft was customizing a glass cup with permanent vinyl, as the days and weeks went by, I realized that this is something I really enjoyed doing and helped me with my anxiety. My inspiration is my kids and now seeing my 3year old crafting with her small little hands, doing or trying to do what I make what her mommy makes it’s just amazing!
2. As you reflect on your journey so far, what achievements or milestones are you most proud of?
I believe I have a lot to learn but I am proud of not having fears in speaking in public or showing off my projects.
3. Every business face challenges. Could you tell us about a significant obstacle you've overcome and the lessons you learned?
Oh! This is hard for me but as I was learning to craft and entered the craft world, I do remember seeking advice with no help! But that did not stop me from educating myself. This just made me stronger to do continue with this and never give up! Although throughout the months now 2023 I can say I have become good crafting friends which are willing to help and learn as we go.
4. What tools, apps, or strategies do you use to keep your business operations running smoothly?
I use Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.
5. What advice would you give to someone who's considering starting their own small business?
My advice for them is, before starting your business do your research, write a business plan and most of all be passionate about what you want to sell. There will be struggles within times but never give up!
6. Could you reveal a secret or a tip that has contributed to your business's success?
I believe there’s not much of a secret, but I can say you have to be organized and creative.
🌟 Support Jessica and Her Small Business: Be sure to follow Jessica on Instagram @shopjessicamakes to stay updated on her latest creations and journey. And, don't forget to visit her website at www.jessicamakesshop.com to explore her incredible range of handcrafted items. By supporting Jessica, you're not just celebrating her success; you're becoming a part of her thriving community of dreamers and supporters.