We had the good fortune of connecting with Marisa Driver and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marisa, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking has played a very important role in my career and life . I was a single parent with three children and I had to make it happen no matter what . Risk taking in life to complete your goals takes a lot of hard work and courage . Courage to face the unknown.
Risks means a higher bet , a bigger win, a better outcome .
What should our readers know about your business?
I am the owner of Nyemas Creations & Boutique LLC, an online boutique. My Boutique offers women’s clothing , lashes , shoes , lingerie & beauty cosmetics .
Since a little girl I have always dreamed big , and I wanted to do something that I love as well as create residual income for my family . I wanted to create something my children could have when I am long gone .
I started this Boutique in 2020 during a pandemic . I had already had plans to start my business but not as fast as I did. I decided to move forward even faster because of the pandemic. There was definitely a need there . It has not been easy but I can say that I have learned a lot and moving forward with progress in my business . I am also in school full time for my Bachelors in Business Administration & Entrepreneurship so that I can help others to succeed .
Starting and running a business is not for the weak. You have to be willing to fail , you have to be dedicated to consistency and truly putting in the work. That means some sleepless nights .
My mission is Quality over quantity , to create an apparel company that can offer superior design and value to each one of our customers . We will achieve this by being dedicated and committed to our customers and offering great customer service to suit their needs .
My boutique is not the average boutique, there are some creations coming down the pipe lines very soon. Stay tuned .
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were visiting the area , I would start off by taking her to get some of the best Mexican food I have had . We would head over to my favorite family restaurant Mi Nidito off of 4th Ave. we would have to have their famous margaritas along with a healthy plate .
After resting our food off, we would hit down town Tucson to look at some of the culture .
Within our weeks time , there are a few places that are a must to go to. We would hit Colossal Cave , the nature out there is amazing . We would then hit another great food place , Ceedees Jamaican Kitchen . They have been around for a long time, very nice owners , and great food . My favorite is the ox tails .
We can’t forget Mount Lemon . That’s one of my all time favorite get aways. It’s a city within a city for me . After mount lemon we would visit A mountain . We would have to take the infamous A mountain pics.
I can’t forget La Parilla Suiza . Another great Mexican food restaurant. Most of their dishes have been on their menu since 1969!
We can’t forget a famous Raspados ! There are many places to get them but I love Raspados El Paraiso. They have fresh fruit and a variety of flavors .
A lot of our itinerary is eating , but we can’t miss the best places . We would have to stop by Tanias on Grande Ave ! Another favorite . Famous for menudo and their tortillas.
That would conclude our itinerary. A lot of eating and a lot of smiles .
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shout out to my parents, Jarvis & Pamela Driver . They have both always encouraged me to keep going . Never give up . They have both showed me hard work and dedication. They have been married over 30 years and have made sacrifices and been through trials and tribulations and they are still here .