Teri Cox, Owner/Designer
Regularly, we interview a successful SOURCE RW client to ask how SOURCE RW has impacted their business. This month, we feature Teri Cox of Handcrafted Jewelry by Teri C.
Handcrafted Jewelry by Teri C. launched in 2008. The previous name of the business was TAC "Bead Dazzled" Jewelry Boutique. "We create and sell handcrafted jewelry for both women and men," says Teri. "In addition to our online presence, we create custom pieces and a wide array of jewelry repair options."
What services have you utilized at SOURCE RW and how have you benefited?
I have worked with SOURCE RW on both my social media and my overall website presence. I am far more confident when connecting with potential clients. SOURCE RW has taught me how to utilize social media – and the tools that are part of the sites - to my advantage as a business owner. Before coming to SOURCE RW, I struggled on my own to figure out how to make my sites look professional and function better. They also went a step further with me to review my website and made recommendations so that it integrated well with my social media. Thank you SOURCE RW!!!
What made you interested in business ownership?
I was introduced to business ownership when I was in the 8th grade and I knew that I wanted to eventually have a business of my own. Just the thought of the independence of working for myself was so exciting to me, even at a young age. I knew that someday I would be a business owner.
What have you enjoyed most about being a business owner?
Meeting other people in business for themselves along the way. Hearing their stories, their struggles and their successes is inspiring to me and has empowered me to be a stronger and more engaged business owner.
What have you enjoyed least about being a business owner?
There are so many things you just don’t know. A great example is sheer “space to work.” I had no idea what my space needs would be when I start out and it lead to several challenges, some costly, that could have been avoided.
Was there ever a point when you wanted to quit?
I have never thought about quitting. Quitting is not an option! I like to consider myself a work in progress. If I could share one piece of advise with an aspiring business owner, I would tell them that business ownership takes an all-out commitment, lots of Grit, and a big dose of perseverance.