We had the good fortune of connecting with Traci Weisberg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Traci, what is the most important factor behind your success?
While there are many factors that have kept our little small business alive all these years, I believe that imagination and honest belief that dreams can come true is the most important factor behind our success. Without the pursuit of my own creative dream and passion to build this company, the support of many others to help me fulfill this dream, the clients who have helped financially support the dream, and the passion and imagination within all the local children whose dream is to experience the magic of their favorite princess spending quality time with them, I can honestly say Glass Slipper Entertainment would not exist.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Glass Slipper Entertainment all began with a wish and a dream, that ultimately came true. We have been providing authentic princess experiences for children all over Atlanta for almost 7 years. Some of the things that sets us apart include our authentic and custom made ball-gowns that are inspired by classic princesses, but not exact replicas. This allowed us to have a true creative vision and design for our characters, but remain recognizable. In addition, all of our performers are local professional singers and actresses who have experiences on stage, in movies/TV/Commercials, on cruise ships, amusements parks and so forth, on top of years of training in voice and acting. They love and respect the children we celebrate with, and each other, and that goes a long way. We have a highly selective audition process, and we expect our actors to uphold the high standards that our clients have grown to expect from us as professionals, but also are kind and good natured people. Starting this company was certainly not easy. I had to quickly learn through trial and error about things like budgeting and marketing for which I had little prior experience and knowledge about. I had a lot of creativity and ideas, but I wasn’t sure how to make it all happen. That was tough. In the beginning my goal was to have tons of events every weekend, but over time I have realized that the quality of our work is far more important, and in order to maintain balance in all aspects of my life, I needed to keep my little company small and exclusive. Self-care and stress management are important in order to be what I need to be for this company and be a source of positivity for those around me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Maybe it’s the introvert in me, but I’m not one for crazy, loud late night adventures around the city. My closest friends and I typically will watch movies, talk for hours, sing karaoke on youtube, do arts and crafts, eat cheese and just enjoy each others company. With my day job being a high school educator, I usually fall asleep around 9:00pm (I know. lol), so I don’t do much partying or traveling these days. If we do go somewhere, I would probably treat her to a weekend at Chateau Elan for a message and a facial, do an afternoon tea and sushi dinner. Later in the week, we would go see Broadway touring productions at the Fox theater and go shopping at the Avalon. If we’re gunna go, we are gunna go bougie.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother, the co-owner and company fairy-godmother who makes most of our authentic and beautiful costumes. She is the one who encouraged me to make this company happen and has supported me all along the way when I did not have the initial confidence to pursue this on my own.
Craig Obrist Photography