Kristen Mackie Krezalek
Eliasz and Ella Jewelry
LinkedIn: Kristen Mackie Krezalek
What or who inspired you to start your business?
The inspiration is definitely the challenge and opportunity associated with being an entrepreneur. The ability to have a creative outlet and own every business decision.
What are your most popular products or services?
Our most popular products are definitely our ciTy sTuds and natural stone bangin’ bracelets.
What do you love most about what you do?
The ability to make and own every creative and business decision.
How do you balance being a mom and entrepreneur?
Adding a business to being a mom of two just created a new baseline for busy and the definition of what busy is. Love being both a mom and business owner.
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
It’s going to be long days and late nights, but it is absolutely worth it. The satisfaction of seeing you business grow and succeed is huge motivation.
How do you relax?
I love spa therapy and time with my friends and family. Relaxation for me is a massage, a pedicure, and spending time with my fave people.
What place inspires you and why?
I am always inspired by places that I have travelled. Throughout University and after I graduated, I spent a lot of time travelling. I was definitely inspired by my time spent in Poland and Thailand.
What is your biggest fear?
The biggest concern would be not achieving our full business potential.
What is your motto?
“…it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone” – Mark Cuban
What makes you GO?
Coffee and competition! The love of being pushed to constantly improve in creativity and business development.