FORBES - Feb 9 - Nikki Lewis and Greta Tufvesson are co-founders of The Bevy, an exclusive matchmaking service that started in 2014. Their bi-coastal four-person team has set up shop in New York City and Los Angeles.
Q: What inspired you to start The Bevy?
A: With technology being so ubiquitous, all the mystery in life and relationships had dissipated. We wanted to bring back the face-to-face introduction.
Q: What has been the biggest challenge and the biggest reward of starting The Bevy?
A: The challenge was to grow the business exclusively through word of mouth. The biggest reward is watching your best friends get married.
Q: What advice do you have for other women who hope to start their own businesses?
A: Get a financial professional involved from the beginning. Secondly, understand your definition of success. Thirdly, hire people who are smarter than you.
Q: The Bevy has a 95% success rate. What do you attribute that success rate to?
A: We will never work with a man or woman we wouldn't invite to our own dinner table or set up with our best friend.
Q: What is your advice for someone who is single and hopes to fall in love?
A: Love yourself before you expect anyone else to love you.