We had the good fortune of connecting with Bri Alexander and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bri, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
There are few things about being a business owner that has changed my life and taught me lessons. 1. always put your money that you make into your business to keep it going and to invest. When you first start your business you wont see profit until the first year or two. 2.Be patient ! Patients is the key to every virtue. Things might start off slow at first but keep going and pushing and you will see the end result. 3. Always remain humble, God gave you a gift to be a successful entrepreneur. Be wise and appreciate everything including the little things.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Simplicity Bakery & Catering opened June 2015. My business was started with a passion that I did not know I had in me. Before starting my business I could never finish anything, I would start something but could never finish, I opened my business with $100 to may and a prayer 5 years later i’m more successful than I ever was. Keeping the business going was not easy I pushed my self harder than i ever could to be here today.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I’m Sunday funday type of chick ! I love Brunch and day parties ! I love to eat brunch at Snooze that is one of my favorite spot I love there mimosas they are so refreshing. After a little brunch me and my friends always go and hang out at Kung Fu, Level, Clutch and BBC in uptown. then we end our night OT Tavern on Lower Greenvile Ave.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My biggest supporters are my friends and family. This shoutout goes to them ! Without their support and encouragement I would not be here. Being a entrepreneur is tough and there are times you want give up, but by having the people that support you that have your back and to uplift you and to tell you to keep going, cheering you on! That is the most amazing feeling. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me from day one and had my back. I love you and I appreciate you all
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