We had the good fortune of connecting with Laprice Shari and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laprice, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I love planning and designing, I was doing it for family and friends for FREE for years. It became an expensive hobby! It wasn’t until my son’s father said “I think you missed your calling” my mindset immediately changed! I thought, I love designing and I’m good at it so why not start a legit business? I started Laprice Shari Events in 2016 and the rest is history!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Setting the stage for lasting memories! I always aim to exceed my clients expectations! No two designs are the same, I’m always thinking outside of the box! I’m not afraid to invest in myself and my business! That’s how you learn and grow! I’ve attended numerous workshops and mentor programs, each time I learn something new and I immediately start applying it. This is year 5 for Laprice Shari Events and I’ve come such a long way but there’s still more learning and growing! It wasn’t easy, BUT GOD! No matter what I never lost my faith! I’ve learned that not everyone is your client and that’s ok! Learn your target audience and go from there! My brand is my other baby (lol) it’s built on integrity, professionalism and most of all respect! This is what I want my clients to remember us by!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
With COVID it’s so hard to think of places to visit (lol) First, we would grab brunch at Milk & Honey. Then do some shopping at some cute boutiques! Maybe grab dinner at The Garden Room. Do some site seeing…Botanical Garden, Centennial Park We might also do some wine tasting or check out some live music!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve taken so many workshops to perfect my craft. However, there’s two people in the industry that genuinely care and poured into me and my business. Anytime I had a late night question or just over thinking things they were there. Atosha Barboza with Larger Than Life Events Latrice Justice-Jones with Exquisite & Elegant Designs
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