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This South Carolina entrepreneur on discovering the magic method for achievement > Columbia Enterprise Report

When PIxie Paula Dezzutti was a baby, her mom steadily lower her hair within the brief bowl model generally known as a pixie lower. A long time later, somebody remembered that signature coiffure and claimed it suited Dezzutti as a result of “You are such somewhat pixie.”

The nickname caught and he or she embraced it.

She readily identifies herself as Pixie Paula Dezzutti when giving interviews or speeches and consists of the identify in bios distributed for her many enterprise pursuits, which run the gamut from monetary planning and actual property growth to ventures within the spirits business as proprietor of Charleston’s Striped Pig Distillery and Native Selection Spirits.

Earlier this 12 months, she additionally branched out into biopharmaceuticals when she grew to become the proprietor and CEO of Columbia’s Sycamore BioPharma, which makes natural CBD merchandise together with ache relievers and sleep aids.

Dezzutti even owns her personal recording studio and document label, Pixie Information, and in addition Charleston’s SKIRT journal, which focuses on ladies’s pursuits.

Her nickname goes alongside together with her strategy of bringing somewhat one thing particular to each new enterprise she tries.

“I feel it is vital for a lady entrepreneur to drag out that pixie mud,” she stated in a latest interview. “Preserve your head up, transfer ahead and make all of the magic you need. It is vital for any enterprise or any model to be open to somewhat magic, to do one thing totally different.”

Pixie Paula’s curiosity in enterprise goes all the way in which again to these childhood days when she sported a pixie lower. Her first earnings from her had been nickels she obtained for sweeping up hair in her aunt’s magnificence parlor. There, she met ladies who bought Avon cosmetics. That made her notice ladies might run their very own companies. Dezzutti’s first step from her as an entrepreneur was promoting Avon, and he or she by no means appeared again.

Her first profession was in monetary planning, and from there she moved into actual property and different ventures which included working a gourmand cafe in her native Connecticut. At one level, as a result of her cafe de ella bought gourmand chocolate, she even had a contract to make chocolate canine bones as a promotion for the College of Connecticut Huskies, her alma mater de ella.

Dezzutti’s path introduced her to Charleston again in 2008, and in 2010 she based Native Selection, an attention-grabbing alternative as she herself does not drink. Nevertheless, she realized the expansion potential within the spirits business and in addition the function it might play each in bringing folks collectively and in native philanthropy.

She is all the time within the subsequent large factor, which is why she has gotten concerned within the booming CBD business and has grow to be an outspoken advocate of cryptocurrency.

Dezzutti’s function as a distillery proprietor in an business dominated by males additionally has made her an ardent advocate of women-owned companies and monetary literacy for ladies.

“Girls want to appreciate no matter they do has measurable influence by commerce, and I would like them to scream their influence from the rooftops,” she stated. “We as ladies want a bigger collective voice so we will become involved with extra large monetary offers and transfer our companies forward.”

Whereas she was constructing her companies, Dezzutti additionally raised 9 kids as a single mother. She embraced the challenges wholeheartedly and now lots of her kids are concerned in enterprise together with her, together with six who work alongside her at Striped Pig.

She encourages ladies not to have a look at motherhood as an impediment to beginning a enterprise however a motivation.

“Beginning your individual enterprise will be your saving grace as a result of you’ll have extra management over your individual endeavors and you will be accountable for placing a roof over your kid’s head,” she stated. “The assets are on the market so long as you are not afraid to strive. Why not be your individual board of administrators?

Attain Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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