What does your business do?
I provide bling service for brides, prom attendee, or anyone that
wants to sparkle.
When and why did you start the biz?
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
I have a craft room inside my home. My daughter went to college so I
took her room and made my crafting space.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
In my line of work sometime I am really busy and sometime I dont have
What's the most fun part?
I love finishing an item and then seeing the client face when they
pick it up. Most of my brides are so happy with the shoes that they in
turn get me to make the shoes for their bridal party.
Anything you would have done differently?
I am learning how to become more organized as my business expands and
picks up. I now have a order board where all the orders and dates due
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
I have been asked by a number of people to expand my business into
tee-shirts. So I have been doing research on different types of shirts
What advice do you have for others?
Think before you start offering a service/item. The item/service may
take off and then you have to continue to offer it.
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I plan to use the site to gain knowledge about small business. Also,
hopefully I can use this site to gain some knowledge about grants.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Strayer University still studying
Prior jobs or business?
I am also a Director of Operations at a local Nonprofit called The
Memphis Lift. Before that job I was a Office Manager of a well known
law firm here in Memphis The Spence Law Firm.
What are your pets' names?
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
Not yet, but I have been thinking about doing a pet shirt line.
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
My daughter led me into going into business. I would bling things for
her and myself and she was like mom you are really good at this, you
should do this for others. So I started doing shoes for her friends
and then lead to doing shoes for their mons
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
3465 Gowan Dr
Memphis, TN 38127