Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in fashion but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Shavonda Vance, Founder of My Style Studio, located in Atlanta, GA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My Style Studio is an online business store that currently sells unique and trendy handbags. We're currently upgrading and will be providing new products for men, women, and children.
Tell us about yourself
Since the birth of my business, My Style Studio has solely been my responsibility. To see the progress, it is making is amazing and exciting. My business is literally in the middle of a business upgrade. I finally found a team that is taking my business to the next level. A new website is in the works, along with new products. This business started as a thought and then progressed from there. The progress alone from where I started motivates and excites me.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment was meeting my project manager and getting this opportunity to expand. My business is only a few months old, so to have a sudden victory like this is a huge breakthrough. My Style Studio's current image is about to take a huge transformation; this alone brings me great satisfaction.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
No matter the preparation, you will never fully be prepared. There is always something to learn, a new skill to develop, more money to invest, and necessary upgrades to stay relevant. Be willing to always be creative when it comes to managing your business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be understanding that you will not always be fully supported in a new business venture. While this will more than likely be the case, stand firm in birthing your business. This will attract those who are meant to support you.
- Endings bring new beginnings. Always be willing to transform and change when it comes to business. This is a part of the growth process.
- Don't get overwhelmed by the start-up process. Start with a plan and set small achievable goals, and don't give up.
Where can people find you and your business?
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