Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Destiny Rodriguez, Owner of Shop Kismet Boutique, located in Woodbury, CT, USA.

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

We are a womenswear boutique, and we cater to contemporary-styled women of all ages.

Tell us about yourself

My first job was at an NYC boutique, where I found a passion for fashion. Three years ago, I decided to try my shot at an online boutique, and since then, we have grown into a brick-and-mortar shop in CT. Helping people feel their best in clothes that they love is fulfilling and rewarding.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Relieving the stress of shopping with personal styling, so is less intimidating.

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

Managing employees and efficiency.

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

  1. Understand that it is all a learning process.
  2. Every day, week, and year you will develop more skills and improve your strategy.
  3. Ignore your self-doubtful moments. You obviously started this business for a reason. You believed in it, so do not play into self-doubt.

Where can people find you and your business?


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