1.What is your name?
Marie “Red” Messias
2.What is your business name?
3.What motivated you to open up your online clothing boutique?
My passion for shopping, personal styling and all things relating to fashion motivated my desire to launch my online boutique.
4.What has it been like starting your own business?
It’s been an adventure! I’ve met some great people, made some awesome connections and business collabs. But it has also been hard work mixed with a lot of positive self talk that has to happen everyday to keep me going when business/entrepreneurship doesn’t go the way inStagram paints it to be.
5.How long have you been in business?
I have been in business 20 months.
6.What have been the highlights of owning your business thus far?
Exploring different vendor events, networking and collaborating with other like-minded business owners.
7.What have been some of the learning curves of entrepreneurship?
Everything isn’t for Everybody! Staying true to who You are and what your brand stands for is so important. Also to remember that success is subjective and doesn’t happen overnight. Taking small steps every day in the direction of your end goal is what will lead to your Success.
8. What do you plan to do to make sure you become a staple in an ever growing market?
I plan to stay committed to the mission, purpose and goal while staying flexible but consistent with the strategy that must be implemented on a daily basis.
9. In what ways would you like to see your business grow?
My online boutique isn’t my main business focus. It’s just a small step to something bigger. My mission is to create a company for small fashion boutique owners to showcase and grow their brand while coming together as a community to create an intimate shopping experience that brings fashion, food, music, fashion art and photography together under one roof.
10. If you could sum up your brand in one word to convey how great it is; what would that one word be?
1. Name one thing that annoys you?
Humans. We can be our own worst enemy.
2. Name one quirky thing about yourself.
I am very Eccentric.
3. Yes or no to Trap Soul?
If you’re referring to the Bryson Tiller album, I rock with him and the album is fire!! Other than that, I’m from NYC. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it .