Each month, WBEC South takes an insider’s look at a leading woman-owned business, its formula for success, and how it’s making a difference.

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Rosemary Parisi
Select Wines Lafayette, LA

Describe your business.
We are a Louisiana wine and spirits distributor.

Why did you decide to become a business owner?
It was a natural, I been running business for other people for 25 years.

What has been the biggest obstacle you have faced and overcome in business?
Making the decision to take control and buy out my partner or see the business fail.

How has being a member of WBEC South helped you?
Meeting other women in the working world.

What are your goals now? Where do you see your business going?
I base sales on a minimum growth of 15% each year, and I foresee more corporate accounts and a satellite warehouse in the future.

What bit of knowledge / advice would you like to share with other women / women business owners?
Kindness goes a long way

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Ask for what you want