I didn't start out a shop owner. One night after working 16 hours a day for months as an Executive Director of a large event it hit me like a brick!
Hey wait, I thought, if I can work that many hours for someone else's company, I can certainly work that many hours for myself.
An entrepreneur was born! I love vintage decor and furniture and having a big space to create displays that inspire and entice is my greatest joy.
One day I asked myself why I liked the brands that were my favorites. What I realized was that they all had a purpose besides just making money. The companies gave back in a myriad of ways and I felt more loyalty to those companies because of their purpose mission. Then I asked myself why I couldn't do that with my own business. We don't have millions and millions like Ben & Jerry's or Mrs. Meyer's but we can do what we can!
We leverage our events to fundraise, we donate items to charity events to help them raise money and we loan items to community groups. Doing something that is bigger than just selling our products and services brings that much more meaning to our business.