Emily Rabinowitz, Blessed Charm, Jewelry, The Story ExchangeYour Name: Emily Rabinowitz

Business Name: Blessed Charm, a maker and seller of jewelry

Type of Business: Clothing & Accessories

Business Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Website   www.blessedcharm.com
Twitter   @theblessedcharm
Facebook   www.facebook.com/The Blessed Charm

Reason for starting
Blessed Charm evolved after consistently being asked where others could obtain the jewelry I wear. Designing came naturally to me at a young age. My mother dabbled in jewelry while I was a teenager, and always encouraged me to join her. As a teenager I used it as a way to separate myself from stress and chaos. Needless to say, as an entrepreneurial mom of two toddlers (4 and 2), stress and chaos might be coming from different sources, but decompressing through the jewelry remains the same. Fortunately, my method of therapy has created a business.

How do you define success?
If money were no object? Success means accomplishing a simple goal. It can be defined as achieving satisfaction through creating something with immense effort and dedication. It can also be defined via popularity and whether the work has been notably recognized. But in a mainstream mindset, success is defined as being profitable, and competitive in the commercial market.

Biggest Success
My biggest success is that the Blessed Charm brand continues to grow, and gain popularity consistently. Just when I think we’ve hit a plateau, some optimistic circumstance has arisen. This all while I’m still raising two little kids. Just wait till they’re both in school!

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
My biggest challenge is to continue giving the same amount of effort or more towards Blessed Charm every day. There are constant obstacles when building a small luxury item business, or any business, for that matter. I just walk into my office every morning, and am reminded of how far I’ve come. It would be more challenging to give up my achievements than to try to conquer small hurdles every day.

Who is your most important role model?
That’s easy, my parents. Both of my parents started, funded, developed and, continue to run creative businesses. My father is a residential architect, and my mother is a degreed interior designer who currently blogs for the Chicago Tribune. They have had to evolve with the trends, technology, and economy for over 30 years. Their success has been inspiring. My goal is to provide that same inspiration for my kids.