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Daily Inspiration: Meet Monique Cornelious

Today we’d like to introduce you to Monique Cornelious.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My problem has always been I was in love with stones and crystals but I wanted to wear them and the pieces I would see just wasn’t my style so I figured why not open a store with fashionable pieces? And here I am!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Not at all, I had no idea how much money it takes to legally start a business meaning have my paperwork together. And California tax on businesses is crazy. I guess I just thought to file some paperwork and boom there goes your business but it’s really like naw you gone pay me

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I work for MTA in the city of Los Angeles, I’m a bus driver. I’ve been with the company for 13 years that’s what pays my bills, lol. But my passion is for jewelry, accessories that stand out and makes things pop. I’m really proud of me starting my business being able to have employees and call myself the boss. The first time I seen a paycheck with my company name on it was one of the best feelings in my life!

What makes you happy?
Seeing my customers satisfaction through reviews or emails once they receive their merchandise always puts a smile on my face.

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