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We Failed.

Owning a small business looks like a whole bunch of hard work and success from the outside. But it is not what it always seems. We recently thought we had a super great idea, and we couldn’t wait to share it with our customers. However, it was a complete flop.  We decided to create a tribute to the 2020 seniors since so much was taken away from them with Covid-19. We were seniors 2 short years ago and we couldn’t imagine our senior year without our prom, project grad, graduation, and other events that got cancelled this year. Thus, we came up with the idea for the Senior Bundle. It came with a tee, hat and sticker. The hat was...

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

It’s been awhile since we have posted on our blog; so to kick it back into gear, I am writing about 10 things I wish I knew before starting Al-Lex. 1. Staying positive is very important. Starting your own business is scary. Sometimes you’ll have big wins and sometimes you’ll have big losses. It’s important to celebrate every win, even the tiny ones. But it’s equally important, if not more important to not dwell on the failures. Failures happen a lot; learn from them but don’t beat yourself up about it. 2. Engaging an audience is HARD. Starting a business is hard on its own, but an online business seems so much harder. Having an online business means you’re not...

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