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

Hi Allex, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I think I’d always known in the back of my mind that I wanted to own my own business. For me, the big thing was getting to create my own schedule and to be able to do something that really meant something to me. The thought of sitting in a cubicle from 9-5 for the rest of my days always gave me a pit in my stomach. So, my thought process of starting my own business was to get to do creative freelance work and be able to do it whenever and wherever I want.

What should our readers know about your business?
When I first started my business (not even a year ago) I knew that it wasn’t going to be a cake walk. I’d heard enough entrepreneurial testimonies to know better than to think it would all be easy. But I had no idea the journey I would be embarking on, not only in a business sense, but in a personal way, as well. There are days where I feel like I’m on top of the world, and there are days where I question my own abilities and knowledge. I’ve learned that it takes both of those kinds of days to see the growth. The thing about being a Virtual Assistant (and probably in more areas than just that) is they tell you to just start. Don’t stress over every little detail because if you do, you’ll never launch. So I just started even though I was not exactly sure what I was doing. I’ve had to learn as I went, and it has been such a wild, fast-paced experience. Like I said, there are really good and really bad days, but the best part is stopping and seeing how much I’ve grown as a business owner, and as a person along the way.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Musical Instrument Museum Desert Botanical Garden
First Friday @ Roosevelt Row
Arizona Fine Art Expo
The “In” Groove

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people and circumstances that have had to do with where I am today, but in terms of my business in comes down to two things: first is my circle of people. My family and friends have stuck with me through it all, and have encouraged me to chase my dreams, so I want to thank them. Second is the Digital Millennials Masterclass by Jessica Hawks & Erin Mort. If I hadn’t have stumbled across Jess’ tiktok account and found out about the Masterclass and what it is to be a Virtual Assistant, I might not be where I am today.

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