This week we sat down with the amazing boutique Bougee Bowtique LLC. They are a startup company created in Metro Atlanta in early 2018. Take a look at their epic journey on their voyage to success .
Two years ago I had my daughter, who is my only child. The company started out of my desire for my daughter to have unique hair accessories. She is my motivation for the growth of the business. I created several prototypes that I received praise from after posting the items on Instagram. I consulted with my family and made the decision to move forward with production as a business. My vision for the business is to be in stores nationwide. I want to be able to sell hair accessories and bowties for boys, to all children and their families.
I want Bougee Bowtique LLC to present a positive message. I want to encourage fashion and education for young children and adolescents. I worked with children from high school and after graduating college. While in college, I studied Sociology and minored in Women’s Studies. I was also a preschool teacher for several years and have always had a passion for contributing to the development of children.
I moved to Atlanta because of the vibrant culture, good vibes, art, and positive energy. I think Atlanta is a city full of passion and dreams. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my creativity with children and their families.
Social Media: @bougeebowtique Instagram
Website: bougeebowtique.wordpress.com (work in progress)
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How did the idea for your business come about?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO) : My business came about because my daughter was born. I wanted to be able to make hair bows and accessories as well as other items.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How do you find people to bring into your organization that truly care about the organization the way you do?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): I feel that people are interested in children and seeing children be confident as they develop. I think people care because children are the future. Bougee Bowtique presents a positive message that can resonates with parents and adults. Adults are always interested in the positive development of children.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What three pieces of advice would you give to other children who want to become entrepreneurs?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): Learn how to budget and plan your finances, communicate and learn from others, and don’t give up despite the challenge.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): I would have started sooner. I think that its never to late to begin any new venture, but I wish I had the confidence to start Bougee Bowtique when I was younger.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur ?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO) : I think the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur are a good support system, being knowledgeable on each part of your business, and trying to plan as much as possible.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): A failure that I have had are related to time management. It has been a little challenging trying to plan everything that I want to fit into each day.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How many hours do you work a day on average?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): On a typical Monday to Friday, I from 9:30am to 9:30pm. This time is spent development my full time job and working my small business also. During weekends, I work on my business several hours throughout the day.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :Describe/outline your typical day?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): On a typical day, I work from 9:30am to 6:00pm. After I spend time with my family and juggle trying to work on my Bougee Bowtique business. I am juggle between spending time with my family, working my full time job, and managing time for my business.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): It has been a little stressful because I try to give my family as much attention as possible. But, they help me by being supportive and helping with anything I need.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What motivates you?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): My family is my largest motivation. I want to be able to provide a wonderful life for my family and enjoy different experiences with them.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How do you generate new ideas?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): I generate new ideas by networking and communicating with other business owners and professionals who have been successful with their careers.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO): The sacrifices that I have had to make are giving up free time with my family and budgeting what I want for myself versus what should be invested for the business.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
Bougee Bowtique LLC (CEO) : I see myself still working my business. I hope that my business will continue to expand over the next 10 to 20 years. I also hope to create a legacy that I will be able to pass on my business to my daughter and that she will want to be a business owner too.