Today, I would like you to meet Naisha of Brownstone Closets based in South NJ. As I write this introduction I am smiling mainly because over the last three years of working with Naisha I have seen her dream flourish on her own terms. She has committed to growing her dreams on her terms which is an amazing thing to watch.
Why did you start your business? I love organizing and decorating and felt it was time to make a career out of it
How long have you been in business? A little over three years.
Where are you located? Southern New Jersey
The biggest obstacle when initially launching? Working on the website.
If you could start all over again what would you do differently?Not over think.
What area of the startup do people not provide that much information on that you had to dig deeper for? The emotional side of it. Bustis business but knowing who you truly are is key so that you don’t stray from your initial thoughts and ideas and go with what others think you should be doing.
How much was the initial startup cost for your business? Under $100
What is your favorite thing about being your own boss? Creating and putting out products and ideas that I love.
Do you have a community that surrounds you? If so, how do you find these amazing people? I do have an amazing tribe. A lot were there before the business. Others I “met” through social media.
Did you utilize the services of a consultant, ebooks or eCourse when launching? If so, why was it important for you to do this? I hired a business coach, Tasha Robinson of Imperfect Concepts. I wanted to get help with launching and guidance on the direction of my business starting out.
Where do you see your business 3 years from now? A roster of amazing clients and products with a few special projects thrown in.
What advice would you give a new business owner? Do what makes you happy. No coach, ebook, or webinar can tell you what sparks joy for you. If you want a certain look or feel for your business do it. Never mind what’s popular or the trends.
Favorite resources for small business owners? Google. Period.
Which blogs or podcast are you loving right now? Loving Mylieks interviews with women who are doing what they love. Side Hustle Pro and How I built this are some favs too.
How can we support you to help you grow your business? Honestly, the support is already there! As I move into putting out new products, etc. I would love referrals, reposting sales, shares, and purchases!!! You do an awesome job of tagging Brownstone Closets on posts that are helpful whether it be inspirational or a conference. Some of those tags have attracted new followers that engage.