KISH: Tell us about you.
My name is Bella Rose, I am a Mother, Wife, Entrepreneur from New Jersey, I was a teen mom and worked to survive but I knew it was a better way to live, than just work to survive so my husband & I relocated to Georgia in 2010 with our 3 young kids with hope, wish and a dream.. lol It was some challenges not having friends and family in Georgia, I dealt with being the last to find out my mother was rushed to emergency surgery ( I’m an only child ) and nobody wanted to contact me, but when I did get the call I immediately checked our kids out of school not knowing how long we would be gone and got on the highway to get back to NJ where I found out she had a brain aneurysm and while the surgeons were able to cap the aneurysm in brain surgery, that moment changed my life because I wanted more from life with my mother. When my mother was released from the hospital, I came back to Georgia a new person and was so focused on building my brand, I had no clue what I was doing so it was interesting. lol
I was an overprotective mommy, and I was anxious about new doctors in Georgia and our children’s skin irritation (Eczema ). We purely wanted whipped butters and natural soaps to heal our skin at home from irritation and bacteria, I wanted to share the results with friends and family on social media, as they were interested in Bella Rose Passion scaled rapidly.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Bella Rose: My dream is obviously to establish a brand our children can continue growing and open a skin healing spa. I know opening a skin healing spa will help everyone daily just to know the importance of certain ingredients that can benefit skin healing from sun irritation, dairy reactions, etc. I want to have a location where ppl come to learn and get the healthy benefits Bella Rose Passion has to offer.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Bella Rose: I inspired myself to pursue my dream. I have a strong support system but I am the person who told myself, “girl you can sleep later” you got to sit up and finish these documents, You got to get this deal, You got goals. You got to package these orders, You got to build this website and learn this business. My inspiration would come to me around midnight like clockwork, and I would sit up trying to create different products, looks, etc. I sometimes would post my ideas to my social media before it was even created just to get feedback and go to bed the next morning, I got tons of messages asking for it.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Bella Rose: I will honestly say I had challenges finding my lane, I started my brand by opening a boutique with no fashion sense, then I did good selling makeup and owning a makeup agency, but I was not a makeup artist. I would try to connect with other entrepreneurs because they portray this image online as they all for women empowerment, but Atlanta is so cliquish so since I was not 1 of the popular girls, I found my own lane and I love it here.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Bella Rose: Honestly, my husband is my strongest advocate, I quit Bella Rose Passion so many times and he would have these encouraging business talks with me, and end it with no matter what I’m here for you… That would light a fire in me because I did not want to be a quitter.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Bella Rose: Dream in color, then live your dream to the fullest. Don’t let anybody tell you dreams don’t come true.. Because they obviously do…