Housewives in the City: Tell us about your business and how you became the successful businesswoman you are today.
Junise Belizaire-Color Me Abstract was birthed after realizing some of the obstacles families face when trying to foster togetherness. Whenever I got together with friends, the complaints were always the same…going out was an inconvenience because you had to find a sitter, there was not much to do locally, and then there was the expense at the end. This pained me because I believe family is the foundation of our community so I was motivated to close these gaps.

Housewives in the City: Describe yourself in three words
Junise Belizaire-Introvert, Giving, Kind

Housewives in the City: What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Junise Belizaire-My greatest professional achievement would have to be obtaining my master’s degree. This has opened up doors that have allowed me to help a lot more people in my community.

Housewives in the City: What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Junise Belizaire– During the next 6 months, I plan to make connections that will propel my organization to the next level.

Housewives in the City: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Junise Belizaire– I always said that if I wasn’t doing what I am now, I would be a dancer. Lol.

Housewives in the City: How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Junise Belizaire-That one is always evolving and difficult to maintain especially working from home. I try really hard to adhere by my business hours and plan my business around my family.

Housewives in the City: What websites do you visit every day?
Junise Belizaire– I make sure I keep up with my social media accounts and emails everyday. Outside of work, I would have to say Amazon. Whether its shopping, reading, or watching movies, they’ve got me hooked.

Housewives in the City: What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Junise Belizaire– I love the outdoors so spending time with my family at local parks is definitely at the top of my list. I also enjoy going to dinner movies and eating at local mom and pop restaurants.

Housewives in the City: What is your goal for retirement?
Junise Belizaire– My plan is to retire early, hopefully in the next 15 years and travel the world.

Housewives in the City: Do you have any advice for women who’d like to start their own company?
Junise Belizaire– As Nike says, “Just Do It!” It is hard work, but it’s your work. And the insight that you gain is priceless.

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