Interview with LaTersa Blakey
Entrepreneur behind Baby Diaper Cakes and Beyond by LaTersa
Full Name: LaTersa Blakely
Name of your Company: Baby Diaper Cakes and Beyond by LaTersa
Position: Creative Designer / Owner
Year Founded: 2010
Tell us about yourself and your business: I am a proud wife and mother of two beautiful children. I have always had a passion for crafts, making gift baskets, and putting smiles on other people faces. As a little girl, I use to make baby doll clothes with my late grandma and design quilts. As years went by, I found myself always wanting to make a wedding gift, birthday gift, and anything to make someone smile. My business offers baby shower diaper cakes, baby shower favors, bridal shower towel cakes, and gift baskets. I also offer consultation for women who are planning a memorable baby shower. My ultimate goal is to deliver the best diaper cakes and other baby shower gifts on the market.
What inspired you to start a business? My passion for designing gift baskets, and my desire to be home with my children was one of my biggest inspirations. Also, with the expenses of childcare, I really had to step out on faith and leave the corporate world and do what I truly love to do.
Share one business goal: One of my goals is to publish my first e-book and to deliver the best information about the latest news in the baby industry to my customers and potential customers.
What would you say contributes to your success? My faith and my family play an important part of my success. My husband is my biggest fan and he always encourages me when I’m down and out. Also, just being able to watch my children grow up and be able to be involved in their school activities is my greatest joy!!!!
What advice would you give an aspiring entrepreneur? I would say to always follow your heart. Listen to that inner voice and peace that you have when you are doing what you love to do. Don’t listen to the Nay Sayers with all that negativity; let it go in one ear and out the other. Don’t be afraid to believe in your dreams and that they will come to past. “All things are possible when you have God as your partner and when you believe.”
Anything else you want to mention about your business? I would love for you to stop by my website and browse through all of my creative and unique designs. I look forward to networking with you.
How many hours do you work a week? I work 25-30 hours. It all depends on how many orders I have and what other things I have to accomplish in that given week.
How did you fund your business start-up? I was working at the time, so I would save as much as I could and just bought a lot of my inventory on sale and in bulks.
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