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     Crystal Cagle
Owner, Moxie Shop & Crooked Coast
Who or what inspired you to pursue your current career? I always knew that entrepreneurship was my calling. Although the path was not always clear, my desire to become my own boss kept me motivated.
I firmly believe that God’s timing is always perfect, and I had to trust that opportunities would present themselves when the time was right.
What I like best about what I do is: I find great joy in bringing a smile to people’s faces, whether it’s through styling them in a new outfit or offering a humorous gift. The ability to spread happiness is truly rewarding and makes it all worthwhile.
My greatest successes have been: My greatest professional accomplishment has been building a thriving business despite facing doubts from others along the way. However, what truly gives me a sense of personal achievement are the opportunities I have been able to provide to others. By offering jobs, I have not only helped individuals support themselves and their families but also contributed to the growth and prosperity of the local community.
It’s important to support other woman-owned businesses because: “I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.” – Gloria Vanderbilt
What’s something interesting about you that not many people know? With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, I have been trained in various artistic mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. Being a creative at heart, I always strive to explore new ways to bring unique ideas to life.
What moment from your life made the biggest impact on your career? When I was growing up, my parents would always talk about owning their own business. I held onto that idea and knew that someday the perfect opportunity would arise. And then, someone offered me an amazing opportunity that I simply couldn’t refuse. I will forever be grateful for that person and the chance they gave me to live my dream.
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