Small Business Consultation
Hi, I'm Kayla! My passion is helping other small businesses find their footing, especially in these trying times. I am a jewelry designer, photographer, oil painter, interior designer and branding specialist. I also dabble in furniture design, graphic design and marketing. For fun, I love studying the psychology behind consumerism and client decisions. I also thoroughly enjoy iced coffee (no matter the weather!), my four rescue dogs, fossil hunting in my coastal town and long drives to the beach in my 1965 Mercury Comet.
I founded my first company when I was 23 years old. It was a wholesale handmade jewelry company that was eventually sold in over 100 boutiques nationwide and in Australia. After much hustle and determination, I was able to quit my full-time job to pursue my business. I haven't worked for anyone else since. That was 8 years ago.
After growing my jewelry company, we (my now-husband and I) decided to open a mobile shop (because retail stores are SO expensive to open!) We spent a year turning a junky old bus into a beautiful little jewelry shop. This was years ago, and mobile stores weren't really a thing back then, so we had a lot of hoops to jump through. Eventually, our little bus was featured in several national magazines and became "Pinterest famous."
That brings us to today! We now have a special retail shop that people drive from all over the country to come visit, in addition to our cute little bus. It didn't come without major challenges though, as we invested ALL of our savings to open our store. We opened March 12th, 2020 and closed down just 5 days later. We were closed for 2 months, and honestly, it was the most stressful 2 months of my life. We were able to make it through by serious strategy, intense hustling, and leveraging social media to the utmost degree.
All of this happened to the girl with no formal art training, who dropped out of college, and grew up dirt-floor-poor.
Success isn't about money. It's not about Instagram followers.
It's about waking up happy to do what you love, and having others happy that you're doing it too.
Success is joy. Authentic living. Following your dreams in the face of adversity and making the pledge every single day to do what you know you're called to do.
I firmly believe that when you operate out of gratitude, not fear, you will find 'success' shows up when you least expect it to- when you most need it to.
Our small business consultations are available to anyone within the US, as they're done virtually. They differ from our small business branding and design packages, as those focus on aesthetic alone.
-Kayla | Amidst the Alders