Happy Monday Future Moguls! This week’s MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight is near and dear to my heart because it features Erin Grace, an amazing businesswoman who was a HUGE influence to me during my wedding/event planning days!
Erin is a Los Angeles based wedding & event stylist specializing in event design. Upon meeting her, you will see why her clients LOVE her: she is fun, creative, energetic, and has a natural flair for designing and executing top notch weddings and events. Erin recently launched the “day of” coordination division of her business, solely for those planning their big day. As if this “Mogulcita” wasn’t busy enough, she also holds the Treasurer position for wedding wish granting organization, Wish Upon a Wedding. Check out her interview to see how she manages to juggle it all!
Name: Erin Grace
Location: Los Angeles/Pasadena California
Business Name: Erin Grace Events
Years in Business: 10
Are you a full or part time business owner?
I’m a full time business owner.
Why did you start your business?
I started my business twice, the first time I was 22 and knew I enjoyed planning parties. I stopped to keep up with my job at the time. I started my business again when I was 25 and have been planning events ever since.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
Family and financial freedom. As a business owner, my work never ends, but, I have the ability to be there for my family as well as the ability to make as much money as I want depending on the work I’ve put in it for the week.
What are your biggest challenges?
For me, the biggest challenge would have to be time. Although my time is pretty organized I don’t have enough of it. I’d like to be able to be at home in the evening with my family but I also have to be at networking events. So time is the biggest challenge that I can’t seem to get around.
What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
Keep dreaming and every day the dream should be bigger and more unattainable. Never give up.
Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I have a team of assistants and interns that make up my 5 woman show! We all have a desire to plan amazing parties/weddings, and when we get together, it’s magic!
Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
Triple the weddings. 10 coordinators working weddings for me. Podcasts on wedding planning.
What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
Never, ever give up! Your dream is yours to keep and nurture. There will always be someone who thinks you cannot do it. In fact there will always be someone who rejects your business. It’s okay. Do not focus or dwell on it. Move on and find your next client…someone who will love you and need your services. Just do what will make you happy and the clients will come.
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