ENTREPRENEUR feature: JENNIFER FIORE & NINA LALLI of mondays
Jennifer and Nina met in a Brooklyn pottery class, and decided to work together to build a business. Unlike many who seek WEALF assistance for financing to expand and grow, MONDAYS had a unique problem … demand that they could not fill.
WEALF mentors taught Jennifer and Nina how to record their income and expenses and to better manage their cash flow and profit margins. Both Jennifer and Nina work two jobs to support themselves so mentors helped them with time management. They hired interns and began paying them hourly, allowing them to focus on the more creative aspects of their business like designing higher margin items while assistants mix glazes or roll out clay slabs. Jennifer and Nina supply the dishes for 4 star restaurants like Blue Hill at Stone Barns and trays for the society cater Great Expectations. They also have their designer pieces in select boutiques.