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Name: Mahalia Meadows

Location: Memphis, TN 

Type of Business:
Sparkling Gifts

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?
June 2016

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 any orders.

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 are listed.

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 and applications.

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.

Favorite Food?

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?

Contact Info:
Mahalia Meadows
3465 Gowan Dr
Memphis, TN 38127


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