About the Biz
- Company Name: Enchanted Weddings by Design
- Who we talked with: Chief Event Officer, Yolanda M. Boulware
- Year established: 2015
- How to Find Them: www.enchantedweddingsbydesign.com
- Socialize: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Get to Know: Enchanted Weddings by Design
Enchanted Weddings by Design provides full-service wedding planning & Design to engaged couples. Our passion statement at Enchanted Weddings by Design is to bring our clients’ love story to life.
As a business owner, what resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
Charlotte is the sweet spot for small business owners, and the tools and resources are readily available to those who utilize them. SCORE has been an amazing resource over the years. Their webinars provided guidance and education to help me accomplish my operational goals and keep me focused on my strategic plan. Carolina Small Business Development Fund has been an invaluable resource with its Inclusive Procurement Training Program. This program has provided the information I am applying today to scale my business and the insight I lacked in doing business with the City of Charlotte.
What has been the biggest lesson learned during your entrepreneurial journey, and how have you used that to grow your business?
Greatness is achieved in an uncomfortable place. If you feel certain opportunities are above you, go after them anyway!
What’s the most challenging part of running a small business?
The most challenging part of being a small business owner is trusting the process. It’s easy to take the conservative route, but when you are a business owner with goals of leveling up, you often find yourself in an uncomfortable place. If you have done the homework and laid the foundation, you have to trust the process to see it come to fruition.
What are your favorite events to be a part of and why?
My favorite events to be a part of are mastermind group settings with other business owners, allowing us to not only network but learn and grow together.