In this episode we talked about:

    Going from social work to being a concierge’s to being a stay at home mom entrepreneur
    How and why you need to do your research before going into business
    Reputations and how bad news travels fast
    Being about the relationships, not the sales
    Social media and the legwork behind it
    How to use Facebook and Instagram and why you use them differently
    Software we use in business
    Accounting frustrations
    This episode even had me taking notes

 

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Quotes:

    “Exciting time to be a business owner”
    “I had to make my home my priority”
    “I want him to feel like it’s Christmas every month”
    “You can’t just unplug completely”
    “You still own your time”
    “Bad news travels really really fast”
    “Focus on relationship building”
    “Entrepreneurship came out of being a stay at home mom”
    “I never worked so hard in my life are free”
    “A good Post-it never goes out of style”

 

Guests Favorite quote
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney

 

Resources

 

Connect with Paula at https://cehfloragiftco.wixsite.com/cfgc 

 

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting

Business/Brand/Blog name:: Ceh~Flora Gift Co.

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: I am the ownerTell me a little bit about yourself:

Tell me a little bit about yourself:
Hello stated above, my name is Paula Creed-Smith. I am the owner of Ceh~Flora Gift Co., a gift box service located in Brevard County Fla. Ceh~Flora is unique as a gift service by virtue of the way it functions. I offer curated boxes, which are selected from a menu that I created, custom boxes, as specified by the client and coming soon, a subscription box. I started Ceh~Flora after taking a sabbatical from my other business as a personal concierge. I had to step back from that business due to a family illness. I am a former foster child and that inspired me to get involved in social work. After almost a decade of that, I became a wife and then a mother to 2 beautiful girls. I am profoundly driven by my faith and my family. I sheepishly admit I may have a slight addiction to rum raisin ice cream and coffee.

I started Ceh~Flora after taking a sabbatical from my other business as a personal concierge. I had to step back from that business due to a family illness. I am a former foster child and that inspired me to get involved in social work. After almost a decade of that, I became a wife and then a mother to 2 beautiful girls. I am profoundly driven by my faith and my family. I sheepishly admit I may have a slight addiction to rum raisin ice cream and coffee.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship:
1. Self-financing is always hard, but I love that I maintain full control because I did it myself
2. Building an awareness of my new brand

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I’m about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.:
1. Nothing, including myself, can stop me
2. I am constantly learning, it’s the nerd in me
3. Once we become friends, I’ll love you forever

Favorite drink: Coffee

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won’t actually be there, but it’s always nice to pretend right?): Jamaica Ave Queens NY

 

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