We had the good fortune of connecting with Alejandra Duarte and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alejandra, how do you think about risk?
I love taking risks! I opened a whole new business during a world wide pandemic and it has been going better then expected. I think that if you don’t take risks in life you won’t get anywhere in life.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I own THE A-LIST a fashion jewelry brand. I think what sets me apart from others is that I stick to my unique style and not anyone else’s. I am excited to see where my business goes in the future, I have so many plans but I don’t want to rush things. I learned that It is NOT as easy as it looks, a lot of things go on behind the scenes of a small business.

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.
Easy!! I am a huge baseball fan so Sloan or Chase Field it is!! If it’s not baseball season then anywhere outdoors, Arizona has a lot of beautiful places to visit.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yashira Cancel owner of YC Collection, she gave me the opportunity of my life and I will always be so thankful of her and her family. Horacio Lares owner of HL Haircare he is consistently pushing me and guiding me through my business process, he is one of my biggest supporters and the best mentor I can have. Of course my husband, he is my number one supporter and is also behind the success of my brand.

Website: www.thealistbyale.com

Instagram: @alejandra23d / @alist.byale

Facebook: @alejandra23d / @alist.byale

Image Credits
Derick Hurtado

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