If you're anything like me, you find yourself irresistibly drawn to anything wedding-related. I honestly don't care that it's not my wedding, I just want to see and "decide" (in my crazy head I feel like I have a say) on all the details. Our spotlighted speaker has the privilege of being able to put her passion for weddings and event planning into her everyday job - Xochitl (So-Cheel) Gonzales is one of the co-founders of "Always a Bridesmaid" a New York based wedding consulting firm. Xochitl is a panelist on "The Art of Small Business Blogging" and we are excited to hear her insight on this issue. Here's a little more about Xochitl in her own words:
"Xochitl (So-Cheel) Gonzalez is one of the co-founders of Always a Bridesmaid, the New York based wedding consulting firm founded in 2003. While growing up in Brooklyn, she dreamed of being a talk show host, never knowing that life would lead her to wedding planning and, of course blogging. While her career goals have changed, her high-speed personality has stayed pretty much the same. Her impatience is both her best and worst trait and she describes herself as positive, outgoing, anal, polite and humorous. She started blogging in '05 as she chronicled her time as a wedding planner AND at the time, an engaged bride to be. The project didn't go over so well with her in-laws or her then fiance, but did prove her to be addicted to blogging, and so in 2007 she launched Always a Blogsmaid. The blog not only showcases her company's work, but it tackles problems that readers send in, and offers up insight into life as they work on the business and their clients weddings. If money were no object, Xochitl would probably have a closet filled with expensive handbags. If she ran into a genie into a dark alley, she'd probably ask for health, true love, and tons of fabulous bridal clients!"
You can find Xochitl at:
Company: Always a Bridesmaid (http://www.alwaysabridesmaid.us/)