Owners: Yiva and Bryce Beal
Business: Lady Alamo
Address: 2121 Mission St.
Type: Retail and studio
Product: Bags and accessories

What gave you your idea to start your business?
Having worked in design for 10+ years, I started to lose my passion. I wanted to experience the joy again by designing something that I like and am passionate about.

What has your experience been opening a business in the Mission?
There have been ups and downs, but it has been getting better and better with each day.

How does your business/business idea relate to your life?
I have been in the design field for a long time. Doing something that I enjoy daily is greatly fulfilling.

Why should potential customers invest in small businesses?
Shopping locally made products helps in building a vibrant community, where people can take pride in things being made in their neighborhood.

Where do you see your business in five years?
Expanding our retail shop and expanding the variety of products and prints we offer.

What do you love about the Mission?
Diversity, great food and good public transportation.