Today’s entrepreneur is Joey Wilson of sewsephine.
When and why did you start your business?
I started it about 4 years ago as a way to have a creative outlet in addition to my “regular” job. It has slowly grown into something that could eventually BE my “regular” job.
What do you love about being an entrepreneur?
It’s really fun to have the authority to make all of the decisions for a business. It’s so rewarding to see your hard work pay off!
What advice would you give other entrepreneurs when they are first starting out?
Grow slowly, and don’t get frustrated by slow periods. Retail business have a natural ebb & flow.
Do you sell your products wholesale and, if so, what is one strategies that you use to get your products in stores?
Yes! I reach out to stores that I love to shop in. It seems to make sense that the stores I like will like my stuff in return!
What is one thing you wish you knew about being an entrepreneur when you first started out?
Be persistent. It’s a lot of work, but super rewarding!