We had the good fortune of connecting with Bella Gutierrez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bella, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
One of the lessons being a small business owner and full time employee has taught me is that, No matter how overwhelming juggling the two can get only I can make it happen. I constantly remind my self this is my dream and if I don’t get up everyday and work hard on my dream that’s all it will ever be a dream but never an accomplishment. No matter what the situation is I have to keep working towards this dream.
What should our readers know about your business?
Mona Labelle is my baby and I have nourished her since day one. With dreams of one day seeing my brand in popular beauty retailers I focused on offering top quality products that keep customers coming back for more. I knew quality would be big factor along with packaging originality to set us aside from other brands. In just over a year we have upgraded all of our packaging presentation to give our customers an experience every time they shop. Looking back at all the hard work invested into this business watching it grow daily makes me so proud. Our sales have increased majorly, we have been featured in 2 monthly subscription beauty boxes and currently working on a super exciting collaboration with a popular influencer. Every day of Mona Labelle has been a lesson learned, some days are good others not so much but everyday is worth it. I want the world to know that Mona Labelle was inspired by a strong, beautiful, independent successful entrepreneur and the matriarch of my family, my grandmother Mona.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Omg how fun a whole week with my bestie in town!!!! Since I know she loves Mexican food I would start by taking her to Javier’s in la Jolla for a delicious top notch meal. San Diego has so many beautiful beaches we would visit and do fun things such as biking, kayaking, boating and sunbathing. I must say we would definitely cross the border and visit Tijuana for some delicious tacos it’s a must since it’s minutes away!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course!! I really want to take this time to thank my family and wife for supporting me each and everyday of this journey. It has been a roller coaster I wouldn’t be able to ride with out them. Most importantly I owe a lot of my growth to my amazing Mona Labelle PR team. Thanks to them and all the beautiful content they create with our products we are able to showcase each and every item in a beautiful and unique way. Andrew, Ayman & Cristina Thank You for believing in me and my products since day one it is truly an honor to have you on board. Lastly all of our beautiful customers who give us an opportunity to provide them with all their beauty needs. To our loyal and returning customers, this business wouldn’t be anything with out you. I cant thank you enough for your love and continuous support. It means the world to me I thank You from the bottom of my heart.