We had the good fortune of connecting with Arielle Perez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Arielle, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I’ve had my business for two years now and the key to my business success has been consistency. I’m a disciplined person in general, so this has been somewhat easy for me. I’ve skipped out on social events and family gatherings when I needed to work my business. I’ve always believed in “Plan your work, and work your plan.” My family used to tease when I missed out on things, but I have to be consistent in creating social media content, making arrangements, scheduling deliveries and planning events. With Covid restrictions it has been vital to stay in front of my customers. I truly believe that has built trust and loyalty with my plant peeps/customers.
What should our readers know about your business?
Lady Succulent Co. was established in 2019 and throughout the bumps in the road, I have continued to persevere and stay committed to my passion and the vision I have for my business. What makes Lady Succulent Co different is that we care. We care about the quality of plants brought in that carry the Lady Succulent name and we care about our customers. When you shop with us, you are provided with affordable plants and personal customer service, all while supporting a local small business in the community of Whittier.
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.
The City of Los Angeles has so many eclectic places and delicious spots to eat. A trip in LA would have to start off with an iced minty cubano from Cafe Demitasse and a stroll through the flower market, followed up with an impromptu photoshoot at the Chris Burden “Urban Light” installation of 202 street lamps, across the street from LACMA. After some photoshoot fun, just a few blocks away is the original farmers market that is fun to walk around at and explore what the vendors have to offer. A bite to eat for dinner at Philippe The Original for their famous french dipped sandwich. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family has been super supportive in attending events and shopping with me all the time, but if it wasn’t for my sister Jisela and her husband Joseph, Lady Succulent Co. may have been short lived. They are the biggest help and support and I truly appreciate them for it!
Ashley Guillen (solo photo of Arielle)