We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Puente and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ashley, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
One of the most difficult decisions I have made regarding my business, is the decision to start it!! I was 16 in high school, a full time student, I had a part time job, and I only knew the basic steps of starting up your own business, from what I had learned from advisors/business classes. I knew it would be challenging to start my business this young, and try to balance everything, but I knew I had the resources and support I needed and this was my dream and I knew I had to go for it!!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I want the world to see my brand as being a trendy, girl powered, body positive clothing boutique!! I aim for every person who purchases from us to fall in love with their item and feel their most powerful & confident self while wearing it!! As i grow my business, I would love to expand my plus size collection to cater to even more powerful women!!

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If my friend was visiting me in Arizona I would take them to some of my favorite places!! I would take them to Top Golf to have some fun, and then take them to postino’s to have some delicious dinner!!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would really love to shoutout my father!! My father is a business guy, and has mentored me and educated me a lot about all things business! Whenever I have a business decision I need advice on, he is always there to help me do what’s best for my self and my business!! I would also love to thank all my high school business teachers as I’ve always had their support and they have taught me so much to help me be successful!! I also wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for all the love and support from my friends and my amazing customers!!

Website: Ashleyjboutique.com
Instagram: @ashleyjboutique
Facebook: @ashleyjboutique
Other: TikTok: @ashleyjboutique

Image Credits
Instagram: @tatumscamera

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