Meet Sam! – Owner at Timeless Tiers.

Timeless Tiers is a tiered stand rental company located here in Niagara!

I asked Sam to share a little information about her company with you and here is what she had to say…

How long have you been in business, the transition and realties of self employment?

I have been in the Wedding industry for two years as a wedding planner and owner of Passionately Planned Weddings and Events.  I am very excited to announce that I launched Timeless Tiers only last month! (February, 2014)

The transition from working in a full time job to being self-employed is a challenging one because the responsibilities of being a business owner are now all yours. It is not a 9-5 job, it is your life. Your business is a part of you. You work on it and think about all the time!   You need to know everything there is to know about your business and it’s industry, you need to sell, market and take care of all the finances on your own (until your business is successful enough to start hiring and delegating work to others).  I love that because of all the responsibilities, I am constantly learning and growing!

What inspires you?

Unfortunately, I am a perfectionist. I say unfortunately because perfection is unattainable and to strive for perfection adds unnecessary stress to life. Therefore, instead, I have learned to strive to always be my personal best and I am inspired by those who do the same. I am also inspired by positive people and by small business owners who support and encourage each other. I am inspired by wedding industry professionals who push themselves to create incredible, unforgettable events every time.

(My personal inspirations include my mom, Rita Al-Shaikh owner of Simply Sienna- Style Defined,  Sherine Allison owner of Sher’s 5 Star Catering and Paras Mehta owner of Paras Events)

What’s your future plan(s) for the company?

Stay tuned… my dreams are big! “If you can dream it, you can do it!” -Robert H. Schuller

Sam also shares;

I have two beautiful daughters who are 2 and 3 ½ years old. My life is my family and my work. I don’t have a lot of time for myself and am very self-conscious of my body image because my body has changed drastically since having children. I was extremely nervous about the photo shoot, my hands were shaking all morning!

I don’t even know how to describe it, but Jessica had a way of making me calm and comfortable. She has a relaxed and professional presence that allowed me to feel like I was in good hands.  Being a wedding planner, I work with a lot of photographers. This was my first time working Jessica and I feel very confident referring her to clients and colleagues.

Jessica, I want to thank you caring and wanting to help me restore my confidence and feel beautiful.  I am grateful that you have done that for me!  I wish life brings you all you hope for and more!


And now its my turn to say thank you to Sam! For having faith in me enough to step in front of my camera, I know its a scary thing for some. And lastly… please don’t ever stop believing in the power of your dreams!

Wishing you much success in this new endeavour!

Jess, xox.