When I came across Katie's Shop Simply Stated., it was a match made in heaven--glitter and sparkle heaven that is :) She chooses one word and makes it into fabulous wall art. They are such unique pieces that will pop in any room, and you can choose a word that resonates with you personally.
So excited for you all to get to know her better, so I will let her take it away in her Q&A session below!
1. Tell me about your business and why you choose to get into this field of work?
My business at Simply Stated provides simple wall decor statements using vinyl on cardstock to provide a textured look with metallics, glitter and neons. I'm currently updating the shop with wall decals that have similar simple statements to provide a bit of whimsical motivation. I chose to get into this field of work after I got married in May of 2013 - I had been freelancing as a social media consultant and needed something creative and something of my own!
2. Is this your full time job or do you have 9-5?
This is my full time job - along with my other Etsy shop - KTeesDesigns and website - www.k-tees.com - where I sell customized tank tops and t-shirts, mainly for weddings and bachelorette parties, as well as monogrammed accessories, such as glitter wine glasses, water bottles, tote bags and more!
3.What is the most rewarding part of owning your own business?
I'd say the most rewarding part is the freedom - not only to create my own schedule, but the freedom to make all of the decisions whether its from shipping materials to product offerings and to be as creative as I can be without having to go through any other management!
4. What are some challenges you have faced?
The learning curve of the equipment and materials I use for both of my shops was probably the most challenging part. To invest a decent amount of money on all this expensive equipment that I didn't know how to use - vinyl cutter, new computer, software, materials, etc. - scared the crap out of me, but late nights researching and long days of trial and error were extremely challenging - but definitely worth it!!
5. What advice would you give someone looking to start their own business?
DO IT!! NOW! If you don't do it now, you'll never do it. Marriage happens, kids happen, life happens and it's always easier to find a hundred reasons why you shouldn't do something rather than why you should - but you've just gotta focus on the why and make it happen!
6. What is your favorite item in your shop?
My favorite item in my shop is the Work. Print because not only is it a fashionable reminder to stay on track, but it also makes me think about how grateful I am to be working every day doing something I truly enjoy. Plus, can you really go wrong with black polka dots and gold glitter?
I so agree--can't go wrong with polka dots and gold glitter anything!! Her entire shop is just so fun, girly, and fabulous. I am so excited to team up with her to offer a chance to win a Wall Print of your choice (there are so many great words to choose from!).
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