Meet Alicia Henry, President of  Jazzy Jewels Parties

Tell us about your business (what product or service you provide and who your target audience is) My business provides hair makeup and parties for any occasion

Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur in the first place? Being a Business owner means alot to me i am a single mom of two boys named Jazir and Julian their nick names are Jazz and Jewels which i have named to the company after.

What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?Watching my Father open and close many business as a child always made me want to be a leader and want to be in charge of my own career.

What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date?Won the Bridal choice awards 3 years straight. Also had a featured on the Daytime Show.

What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our readers? Never burn your bridges

What has been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your business?Groupon and word of mouth

What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?To provide great customer service it gos a long way.

Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business? If yes, please describe (and include links if available).

Do you have any new projects coming up (or have you just completed a big project ~ reached a milestone, etc.)? If so, please tell us about it. I am now looking to expand into Orlando and Miami areas

What do you do for fun/relaxation?Take a mini vaction when can

What is Number One Business Goal you plan to accomplish over the next year? Open two more locations

You want to write a book on…How to throw the best Princess party

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? I have a very unique business that specializes in hair, makeup and parties, We have a salon in the West chase area that is set up for both mom and daughters to get pampered and an experience together. There is not many places a woman can feel comfortable while bringing their little one to the salon with them. We offer mommy and me packages and we also custom make themed parties for both kids and adults. I was born and raised in Queens New york moved here with my parents and finished school not knowing what i should do. Then i decided to put all the things i love doing into one. Then named it after my two children’s nick names Jazzy and Jewels. It is very hard trying to balance my growing business while being a single mother. But i keep going while even trying to help other young mothers at the same time. We recently gave full makeovers to the ladies at the Alpha house which was very rewarding in more ways than one. Just seeing that sparkle in their eyes and giving them the confidence to know they can make it too. We even did a party request for a very sick little girl for the make a wish foundation that actually requested my company to throw her last princess tea party. Which was an honor but was busy trying to hold back my tears the whole party.

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