Faces in business: Suezette H. Rice

June 19, 2013 

Title: President/Founder

Company: Topaz Design Group

What was the best business advice you ever received?

I am a designer in the fashion industry and was given the advice to hang in there, never give up and listen to your customers.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

Artist. Painting pictures is very relaxing.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

As fashion changes so frequently you have to be able to look ahead six to 12 months. Projecting fashion so far ahead is a risk in itself as it could change on you within months and that means you may end up with loads of unwanted product.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

I do travel a lot, specifically to Italy, where I purchase my silk scarfs and leather belts. If I didn't have to go to Italy so much I would go to Paris, because of its history and museums.

-- Angie Monroe

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