Our series of women entrepreneurs is continuing with Veronica Olivo, owner of Styled by V.O.
How many years has the business been around?
Unofficially 4 years but officially almost a year.
Tell me about your business:
Beauty comes from within, and I love helping women see that in themselves and share that inner beauty. With an amazing line of award winning clothing with “secrets” by Ruby Ribbon, a line of jewelry and beautiful purses and organizational bags by Thirty-One Gifts, and taking 10 years off in 2 minutes with an amazing skin care line by Jeunesse, allow me to bring your beauty, from the inside out. I am also a public speaker on topics of Fabulous First Impressions and Small Business and Internet Radio. Be sure to tune into my radio show Le Femme Focus On Air, see page on the left for more info.
What are some of the challenges you face with being an entrepreneur? Benefits?
Challenges I have faced are not working 24 hours a day, time management, health insurance, and being taken seriously. Benefits are I have total control on my business, clients, and my image. I am also available to my family as needed with owning my own business.
List one piece of advice you would have for those interested in taking that entrepreneur step?
Nothing is handed to you and you must plant the seeds in order to harvest. Get ready to work in order to make money.
Additional information you would like to share.
Being self employed is the most rewarding and the most stressful in the same breath. You must realize WHY you started and what is it that drives you to keep going. It is easy to get discouraged quickly, but if you keep your goals in mind, the sky is the limit!
How can we reach you? List social media sites, email, phone, website, etc.