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Meet Rebecca with Poppi Italian Leather

Meet Rebecca with Poppi Italian Leather in downtown Rochester. Hard work and determination have gotten her to where she is today: a successful business owner. Read more about her journey and what she has learned throughout the years below.

About Poppi Italian Leather

Poppi Italian Leather's products are made exclusively in Italy. We offer handbags, clothing, jewelry, Murano Glass, Majolica Pottery and other smaller accessories such as soaps, etc. I take pride in offering quality and style along with reasonable prices without compromise to my principles.

What does being a small business owner mean to you, and why did you become an entrepreneur in the first place?

Being a business owner means I can set the tone, the style, and the products I offer to my customers. Achieving success is hard, staying successful is harder.

What are the daily challenges you face as a female entrepreneur? What has been the biggest reward?

My biggest reward as a female entrepreneur is the satisfaction of owning a successful business. One that I built from the ground up through determination and hard work.

How do you balance your business and your personal life?

I balance my business with personal life by not taking it home with me at night.

What one thing have you learned that has served you well over the years?

To be humble, to be kind, and to greet everyone with a smile. I take ownership and pride in what I do.

Update as of March 12, 2020: For the safety and health of downtown business employees and attendees, the Rochester Downtown Alliance is postponing Ladies’ Night Out amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) concern. We make decisions like this with the utmost care and consider local, state, and national updates. We look forward to bringing you community events you love soon.