Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in fashion bags but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Margo Fery, founder of Margo Paige, located in Austin, TX, USA.

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

Margo Paige is a sustainable clear handbag company that meets the needs of regulations focused on requiring clear handbags at events and venues across the country. I decided I could contribute to the solution by building a handbag brand centered around a sustainability ethos. To me, this meant creating pieces that served multiple purposes and fit a lifestyle similar to my own. Pieces like a clear handbag that both allow you into events with ease while transitioning to brunch or nightlife just as easily. Multifunctional pieces are designed not only around these lifestyle uses but also a lifestyle ethos of less waste, slow fashion, and timeless design.

Tell us about yourself

I started working on my business after being turned away from an event because I did not have a clear handbag. I knew there could be a sustainable, affordable, timeless bag that could be multifunctional for someone's wardrobe. Staying motivated comes from little nods from customers or friends/family. While the pandemic was a setback, I'm still surviving, which keeps me going!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making it through a pandemic when my small business focuses on large events. I'm extremely grateful MP was able to hold its own during an unknown time.

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

Trying not to be overwhelmed with the amount of information to implement into a business. We are lucky to live in a world where information is at our fingertips, but it can be frustrating not knowing which tips/tricks to implement.

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

Start, be consistent, and don't take feedback personally. Many people have ideas to start businesses, but most do not start. Taking a leap of faith and giving it a try has been extremely rewarding. Once starting, consistency is what will set you apart from others. Make a schedule to hold yourself accountable. Many tasks will be tedious but have a greater payoff in the end. Feedback is key! Whether it's from family, friends, mentors, or customers-always, listen and be ready to pivot and implement new ideas. Great collaborations can come from feedback; remember, it's about the business, not you.

Where can people find you and your business?


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