Q&A with Upscale Consignment Boutique Owner Ashlea Perkins
Atlanta-based small business owner Ashlea Perkins, takes prides in helping women to achieve an upscale look for an affordable price. At her consignment shop, Genesis Bridal and Formal Wear Ashlea enjoys being an entrepreneur because she gets to do what she loves most: help woman look their best and dress up in wedding gowns all day! Ashlea has taken the time out of her busy schedule to share her experiences of being a business owner.
Q&A with a Winner! Meet Sophie Kovic owner of FlockStocks
Sophie Kovic is an Australian small business owner on the rise. She is the owner of FlockStocks, feathered hair extensions made from selectively bred roosters from Whiting Farms in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. About one year ago when the feather extension craze took flight in the United States, Sophie decided to use her beauty industry experience and small business research to tap into the trend. In the beginning she was not sure exactly what feathers would best suit her customers taste so she shipped out different types of feathers. Sophie found that feathers are extremely hard to come by and she found herself only being able to get feathers from fly fishing stores or directly from fishermen, making for an inconsistent product. As she continued to research feathers and learned more about exactly what her customers wanted she was able to narrow down her search to the farm that produced feathers to suit their needs. In her second month in business, Sophie made over $100,000 with the assistance of Google Adwords. Sophie is also the winner of Shopify’s Build-A-Business contest in the Apparel and Jewelry category. The 25 year-old mom and super savvy small business owner has taken time out of her schedule to share a few small biz diamonds.