Name: Sheila Elias
City/State/Country: Miami, FL
Company Name: Sheila Elias Art
Lioness: How long have you been in business?
Elias: I’ve been an artist all my life but professionally started around 18 years old.
Lioness: Why have you chosen to dedicate yourself to this particular business/industry?
Elias: This is my passion. I love what I do and I love the intellectual aspect of art.
Lioness: What makes business/product unique?
Elias: I’m attempting a visual that has not been spoken before.
Lioness: You could have worked for anyone and would have been successful, why become an entrepreneur?
Elias: I just followed my muse: art.
Elias’s work, “Dream I had While Awake.”
Lioness: What was your last, “why did I go into business for myself” moment?
Elias: It’s a rather solitary profession and that’s how 98.9% of artist work.
Lioness: Every female professional should have _____.
Elias: A mentor.
Lioness: If you could steal some business mojo from another mogul, who would it be and why?
Elias: Attempt to have financial backing.
Lioness: What is your business motto?
Elias: Never give up; never say never.
Lioness: If you could give other entrepreneurs three tips, what would they be?
Elias: Attempt to work in other artists’ studios to see if you actually the process. Work Hard. Don’t follow other artists; have your own voice!
Lioness: Has there been a piece of technology or software that has been a lifesaver for you?
Elias: Originally, the copier machine but now I use the Ipad in assisting me in exploring new avenues.
Lioness: What is your goal for the next year?
Elias: Attempting to have my [Lowe] art museum exhibit travel.
Lioness: When someone is telling their friend about your business, what do you hope they say?
Elias: I hope they say that I am an original fine artist.