Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Danna B, Owner of Danna Bananas, located in Pickering, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Our business is Danna Bananas. Apeeling Gifts for your funny bone and whatever makes people laugh. That's the ticket! Danna Bananas is a fun little gift shop on the web that delights and enchants the young and old. We are a one-stop shop for all your gift-giving needs, from board games to items for the home and fun socks. We sell fun, funny, and unique gifts for all.

Tell us about yourself

I wanted to seek out one-of-a-kind gifts that weren't offered in the bigger stores. I am passionate about providing fun and unique gifts to make people laugh.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Visualizing the ideal fun shopping experience and creating a web store that is fun and funny to shop on.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

In this day in age of constant changing online rules, trying to market my business on a small budget is an obstacle while keeping customer service as the first priority.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Write a business plan.
  2. Think of the customer experience.
  3. Have fun!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Running my own business is hard work, but at the same time, it gives me great joy that I have created something that makes people laugh.

Where can people find you and your business?


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