Who is Kouther Jelassi, could you please introduce yourself?
My name is Kaouther, I’m a mom of two children. I worked in the builder industry for the last 15 years, when day I woke up and realized do not want to be an employee anymore. And that’s how my entrepreneurship journey started.
What is your business and when did you start?
I’m a Professional Interior Designer and a certified Home Stager. I started my own business on August 2020 in Oakville
What inspired you to start your business?
I love my work, I love the way it makes me feel and I’m passionate about all the aspects of the design process. Being creative is one of the fundamentals to breathe it. I realized that there is no way that I can achieve it if I’m not my own Boss to share my passion and creativity with others.
What were the challenges in the initial stages of your business and how did you overcome them?
The beginning is the most challenging phase. To add to it, I started in the middle of the pandemic. Well I am also new to Canada and a mother! Have faith, believe in yourself and never give up!
What motivates you about your business?
My passion for the design.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Never give up and be the best version of yourself.
Interesting fact most of the people do not know about you?
I love dogs!
The best business advice I ever received was…
keep trying and trying and trying.
My definition of success is…
If I could go back in time when I started my business, I would tell myself to…
be kind with myself.
Three books I recommend for entrepreneurs are…
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Fundametals of Project Management by Joseph Heagney
My personal tagline is…
Never Give Up