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

Hi Katerina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Initially, it was just two best friends dinner table conversation that evolved into a career change and dream. Isn’t that crazy? We were both working in a dental office together at the time and we just spun ideas about a side hustle that would fulfill a part of that desire to accomplish something. Never in a million years did we believe that we would quit our careers completely, employ a full staff and become a multi=million dollar grossing company!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We not only have a fully family run local business, but we started a dream that seemed so far fetched at that time with an end goal of being able to stay at home with our kids (or have them be with us at work!) I think what we are most proud of is having accomplished exactly what we set out to do, kept it in our family and also shown our kids what hard work and perseverence can bring to someone who has just a simple dream. Aa far as our brand goes, we have really honed in specifically on a timeless and classy chic look and have taken so much pride in the personal relationships we have built with our customers throughout them feeling confident to pull off the stylings that we portray for them. We have received so much gratitude and loyalty nationwide and for that we are forever thankful.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Although our business is online only, we are based in the beautiful Tucson, Arizona. We have incredible museums that are out in their natural habitat in the desert and those are great go-to’s for visiting friends. We have wonderful locally run restaurants, wine bars, the best Mexican food in the southwest and great live music from local talent. We are also home to the University of Arizona and their wildcats and those game days are not ones to be missed.

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?
We would like to shout out to both of our moms! Since the beginning they have both been involved and so helpful in the company’s growth, and eventually were even our first employees! Natalie’s mother Marie runs the fulfillment department and Katerina’s mother Maria is the seamstress and repair department and helps with behind the scenes things when we fall behind. What an amazing place to be in our lives that we can give back to the very people who raised us!

Website: www.fourhalosboutique.com

Instagram: @fourhalosboutique

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