Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in fashion but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Varnessa Bails, owner of Six Thirty Three & Co., located in Simpsonville, SC, USA.

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

Six Thirty Three & Co. provides personal styling from the mompreneur to the busy corporate executive. Getting dressed every day may not come easy to you, but you'll become an expert in your personal style after working with us.

Tell us about yourself

I began my love for fashion at 16 years old. Working in a retail clothing store, so many different styles surrounded me, and customers who trusted my creativity to put them in garments that fit who they are. My love for fashion & style grew from there. I studied fashion, mentored under celebrity stylists, and continue to be a student in the industry. I am motivated by seeing women walk into their confident best selves by finding the right type of garments for their body type. I am motivated by incorporating pieces that allow women to dress stylishly and change the narrative of their fashion tales.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting. I come across men and women who constantly tell me they're inspired by me and my motivation to launch my own business. They also tell me of the fears and blockage they have in starting. I have had so many reasons not to start and also not continue. I am glad I started, and I am glad I am still here to tell my story.

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

For me, delegating. I know I cannot carry the entire weight of my company, and having a team to delegate often comes with some resistance that I am learning to let go of. I have learned many skills, but just because I know how to do it doesn't mean I should do it. I am learning to teach my team and allow them to run the areas I can no longer focus on.

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

  1. Simply start. You don't have to have it all figured out.
  2. Network. No one will know about your business if you don't put it in the face of others, whether on social media or at a social event. Practice your pitch and put it out there.
  3. Be confident in your craft. Don't look at what others are doing that operate in your niche. You were called to it for a reason. Competition is a narrative to make you feel less than someone else who may be succeeding in your field. Focus on your craft, and growth will come.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Always remain a student of your craft. There is room for growth, so be willing to be teachable.

Where can people find you and your business?


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