Written By : Samantha Cee
Lights , Cameras, Action ... We at Fashion Gxd Magazine love staying hip with the latest trendsfrom fashion ranging toaccessories our Next Inspiring Lives Feature Is an amazing Zeta whom had the courage to pursue her passion for fabulous Glam . I introduce to you Finer Bling. Finer specializes in custom Bling products which include but are not limited to phone cases, clocks, stemware, etc.. All items are handmade and unique to each person, at Finer Bling the possibilities are endless. Finer Bling is about being unique from others and looking finer while doing it. Take a look at our exclusive interview with The CEO of Finer Bling Below .....
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Fashion Gxd Magazine : How did the idea for your business come about?
Finer Bling: I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, INC. and I wanted a bling Zeta case. I did some research and found them and said to myself “these things are expensive” lol. So I said to myself I can make one, so I did. My first case came out horrible in my opinion but I posted it and I got a lot of positive feedback. I had a lot of good vibes coming my way so I did more research to learn what I needed to make one of good quality. Once I did that the rest is history. It started out as me being cheap but now it’s my heart and I put my everything into it.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How do you find people to bring into your organization that truly care about the organization the way you do?
Finer Bling:: I surround myself with like minded and positive people. The people that I have in my corner are few but I know they love Finer Bling as much as I do. Positivity breeds positivity is my motto.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?
Finer Bling:: Be committed, give love to get love, and be courageous.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Finer Bling:: I would probably pick a different business lol. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do but sometimes I say to myself “really you chose to bling.”
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Finer Bling:: Drive, patience, and the ability to roll with the punches.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
Finer Bling : I have lost a lot of money in the beginning by not charging what I should. In all honesty I still do this and that can often times be my downfall. I’m learning that I have to charge what my work is worth and not be afraid because I’m not perfect at what I do, but I am good.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How many hours do you work a day on average?
Finer Bling:: I still work full time so I literally work about 16 hours a day.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: Describe/outline your typical day?
Finer Bling:: I get up and grab some breakfast, check to see if I received any orders, work on my current orders, play around on social media, get ready for work and then off to work I go, when I get off I usually work on orders if I have them.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Finer Bling:: Right now Finer Bling hasn’t affected my family because we do what is needed and we know it’s for the betterment of ourselves. My family has supported me from day one and I love them for everything they have done for Finer Bling.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What motivates you?
Finer Bling:: The thought of being great is what keeps me afloat. Also the hope that one day I can take care of my mommy and grandma the way they did me. They are the women that I look up to because they sacrificed so much for me to shine.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How do you generate new ideas?
Finer Bling: My mind is always thinking of the next item to bling. I can be in the store and see something and I’ll be like “yep that’s my next thing.” I try to think of ideas that will be appealing to my customers. Something unique and different.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Finer Bling:: I’ve sacrificed a lot of time, there literally is not enough time in 24 hours to get everything done. I’m not quite as successful as I one day hope to be but I pray for better.