Sunday, September 22, 2013

Savvy Small Business Sunday | Meet Aisha Shambley of 'Avenue for Art'

 Aisha reached out to me for the "Savvy Small Business Sunday" feature and I'm so glad she did! I love meeting people who are passionate for what they do! She is the business owner of her own jewelry boutique (one of my Fav kinds ;) and her store features some unique and trendy pieces! Matter of fact, I have my eye on a few of them for myself ^_^  Read on to find out more about Avenue for Art and head over to her boutique to grab you a few pieces before they are all gone...

What is the name of your business?
Avenue for Art 

What does the business do?
 We are a boutique that carries classic, chic,& unique jewelry & accessories. 

Is the business solely online or do you have a location?  
We are an online boutique and we do trunk shows and pop up shops in various cities. Our website Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter @avenueforart for pop up shop locations, freebies and promotions.

When did you start your business?
 My business was started in January 2007, but we were mainly doing events and various projects within the fashion industry. Our Grand Opening for the boutique was this past July! Yay! 

Why did you choose to start your own business?
 I've always had an interest in business and was always open to learn. I've volunteered, was mentored, & worked for a few successful individuals & companies and decided that I can too be a business owner. I'm a very driven, ambitious, & goal oriented person. I chose to start my business out of a passion for art & love of fashion. I believe fashion is a piece Art! (Hence the store name:)) 

What advice do you have for someone else trying to start his or her own small business?
 My advice for them would be to set goals for yourself. Daily, weekly, monthly etc... Achieve them but make sure they are realistic but do dream big. Once you achieve one goal, move on to the next. You def want to be passionate about what you do, it can't just be all about the finances. There will be up and down times but your passion/love for what you do will keep you going. 

Is there anything else you would like for our readers to know about you?
 I was born in Baltimore, Maryland. My fav food is sushi & fried chicken wings:) I love to travel and help others especially the homeless. Every month a portion of our sales is donated to Humanitarian/Outreach efforts both locally & internationally.

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1 comment:

  1. “I love meeting people who are passionate for what they do!”—Count me in, Deanna! It’s pretty inspiring to hear that these people become successful because of doing things that they like. It’s true that talent can be an effective foundation for the business you want to start up with. It inspires you to do the best for your company.