Tricia Benn Tevis and her daughter, Genna, have found their own niche in lia sophia with mother-daughter parties.
In March 2012, Tricia started with lia sophia – an idea totally inspired by her daughter.
“Genna decided she wanted to start a business. We both love lia sophia jewelry and agreed it was the perfect way to enjoy more time with all of the amazing women in our lives,” says Tricia. “Besides, Genna provided a thorough analysis indicating that a lemonade stand or a cookie business weren’t making the cut!”
“Selecting the styles that we will feature in our kit is a shared process for us. We each do a review of the Style Guide and then checkmark the items that we want to order and then review and review. Genna also labels the Style Guides, selects and orders supply items, and sets up for shows.”
There’s no question the budding entrepreneur, who does not quite meet the age requirement of 18 to officially join lia sophia, has excellent delegation skills, telling her mom: “I’ll be the CEO, you’ll be the president.” And “Genna delegates to her president (me) very well,” notes Tricia.
“Genna’s involvement with lia sophia has given her a basic understanding of business concepts, helped with her presentation skills, her independence and the entrepreneurial spirit that I admire” Tricia says.
“As a result of Genna’s involvement, I have a lot of child-friendly parties for sure. But, I also do parties for my friends, where it is an adult escape. What woman doesn’t love jewelry?”
“As a mom and a professional, it’s important to have some fun that is all my own every day.”