We had the good fortune of connecting with Erica Rose and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erica Rose, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always enjoyed creating designs on my own. I thought about selling them but not really knowing how to get into it. I heard about Etsy and how many people sold items on their site. So I decided to first make an Instagram and Facebook and then expanding it to Etsy. This was the best decision I could’ve made. Making and creating designs is something I look forward to doing every single day.
What should our readers know about your business?
My small business is a designs page. I focus on designing products that people use on a daily basis. Such as cups, tumblers, shirts, bags and so much more. Originally, I targeted only teachers. Now, I have expanded my audience to various events like, weddings, baby showers, graduations, etc. I believe that’s what sets me apart from other design pages. I don’t just focus on one group, I continue to expand in various different groups. I’ve learned many lessons along the way. One being, patience. Small businesses don’t just grow over night. I’m still working to expand to so many more people and that is a challenge I face everyday. But the more work and time I put in, the more I see a difference.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am actually not from the area. However, I have visited a few times before and I have a planned trip coming up. One of my favorite restaurants is Toca Madera. The food is great and it has a great atmosphere to hang out with friends. I definitely recommend!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate my work to my family. They are constantly motivating me to become a better person. They have always believed in the work I do and continue to encourage me everyday. I’m so lucky to have them in my life. They are so supportive of my small business and all the work I completed so far.
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