Meet Alex Jarvis, Co-Owner/Founder of Goldilocks Promos.
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When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
“I’ll tell you what it should be: exercising. But usually, it’s more like 1. Eating 2. Reading Game of Thrones (so much better than the show, like most books are) 3. Watching mindless TV (such as anything on Bravo) 4. Browsing Instagram. I’m usually not one for social media but I’ve had so much fun with it with Goldilocks. We get to see what’s going on with every local business and we find so much inspiration from many talented people. We love posting pop culture references, engraving on food, and featuring our clients and the ways we have helped them.”
What do you love most about what you do?
“I get to be creative every day. Our job is making it fun and easy to order branded products while also making our clients look good. So what we do is never boring or stuffy. We love taking our client’s brands and running with them. We are also obsessed with playing with our laser engraver. It has so many applications and we love making custom and unique creations. Thinking of new things to engrave, personalize, or make from scratch is extremely fun.”
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
“Learn how to take criticism now and have fun before adulthood starts because the real world hits you fast. Work really hard, learn as much as you can from people and listen to everyone. Also, you should really think more about those student loans for college before you take them, especially majoring in an art degree.”
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“Never be afraid to reach out to people or use past connections. It’s amazing how people I haven’t seen in years have been so supportive of me starting my own business. Every connection you have made professionally will be of use to you in your new venture. Also, trust your gut and don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone.”