Christine Laudati can get you addicted quickly to accessorizing with Paparazzi because it won’t break your wallet! When meeting new people, It is always fun to find something in common that reminds you how small this big world really is. In getting to know Christine, I found out she recently moved to SWFL from Fort Lauderdale (though originally from out of state). If you know me, you know that I have a beach condo in Ft Lauderdale in addition to my home here. So I spend a significant time on both Florida coasts. I always find it interesting when I meet someone here that once lived there. Fun to chat about the differences in two areas that are only a couple of hours apart. I love meeting open-minded women with big hearts and that describes Christine. I am happy to share with you more about her jewelry business.
Three words that describe you:
Tell me about your business and why you started it: I’m an independent Paparazzi consultant. I sell $5.00 nickel and lead free accessories! I started my business when I relocated to South Florida and I didn’t have a job or any friends!
What motivates you to keep growing your business? Seeing how my customers love their bling! I have a small family of customers that are so amazing!! They are no longer customers they are my family!!
How do you keep a positive outlook even when challenges arise in your life? I always keep my head up never let anything get me down!! I’ve lived in fear for so many years I no longer let anything or anyone get me down!! Keep on smiling!!
How many hours a week do you dedicate to your business? I work a full time job and I dedicate as much time as I possibly can to growing my business!
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement? Being able to donate jewelry to shelters and Assisted living homes in the area! The smiles on their faces are priceless and Paparazzi let’s me be able to pay it forward! I was never able to do that before!
What are your future goals for your business? Hopefully work my Paparazzi business full time and grow my team. I have about 25 amazing ladies on my team now and we keep growing!
What advice do you have for other women wanting to start their own business? Just do it! It takes dedication and it’s not easy but the rewards of it are truly amazing!! I went from knowing no one to having a small family of friends that look forward to my lives and we laugh and even cry together!! It’s truly rewarding!!