Left, Julia Alkire, Right Stephanie Goldman
LaHipChic: How does it feel to get recognized as unique young entrepreneurs by publications such as Inc magazine and Forbes woman?
Julia Alkire McConnell:It feels pretty incredible and very surreal. When your running a business everything is so fast passed that you never really have a chance to step back and say to yourself “Wow, look at what I have accomplished!” When I read both articles it was almost as if I was reading them about someone else.
LaHipChic: Did you ever dream that 'your dreams' for your business would turn out so well while sitting in a park, on playground swings, thinking of a name for your business?
Julia Alkire McConnell: Honestly, no! I thought “what am I getting myself into; am I in over my head?” Now that Family Creations has developed into a well run organization I am able to think and dream and know that my even bigger dreams for Family Creations could come true with hard work and a lot of drive.
LaHipChic: What have been your most doubtful moments?
Julia Alkire McConnell: I would say that there were a few weeks after our website was running 'live' where Stephanie and I would literally stare at the phones (not ringing) and in my mind I would think… ok we are paying rent, paying our salaries… paying for these phones… and yet they are not ringing. That was a pretty scary time… it seemed to be overnight that they did start ringing and now we have 6 lines going at once… and a receptionist to answer all the calls!
LaHipChic: What was the point where you said to yourself this is real; I am a business woman with a lucrative business?
Julia Alkire McConnell: I am not sure if I have said that yet… I guess right now being asked these questions hahaha… It’s just so incredible.
The Lahipchic really appreciate a good story of hope for young people in this depressed economy of making it on drive, determination and a solid plan. We feel that both of you deserve kudos for proving young people are able to accomplish great things!
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