Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brandi Biviens, founder of Bee Boujie Home Collection, located in Hoschton, Georgia, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Bee Boujie Home Collection is a lifestyle brand that inclusively designs self-care products such as candles, bubble baths, journals that are catered to uplifting and celebrating women. We are disrupting the industry by talking to the millennials and generational z audiences that have often been left unspoken to in a way that feels truly authentic. We relate to our customers by providing catchy product names that are recognizable to our customers and instantly grab our customer's attention. Our Customers are women millennials (age 25-40). When you think of our consumers, think of the "overworked mom," the underappreciated girlfriend or spouse. The budding corporate career professional who is trying to prove herself.
Tell us about yourself
I enjoy creating products for women such as myself. I think the reason I am so relatable to my customers is because I am my customer. I am experiencing the same issues as every other busy mom, underappreciated wife, overworked individual.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment thus far is being able to start my nonprofit After the Storm. I donate proceeds from every sale to my nonprofit that helps women rebuild their lives.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing about being a business owner is balancing my schedule. There is literally not enough time in the day. Because I am a small business owner, I tend to wear a lot of hats juggling priorities trying to get it all done.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
The three tips I would suggest to any business owner are:
- Self Discipline - you have to be willing to work 3x as hard as your competitor. Your social life will have to take a back seat to your business.
- Thick Skin - You will have to grow a thick skin. You will hear "No" a lot but be willing to say thank you and move on. Keep Pushing.
- Network - Networking is key to any business. Whether it's through social media or in-person, you have to get your name out there.
Where can people find you and your business?
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