Each month we feature amazing small businesses to help us all meet new people, build relationships, and support each other in the small business community! This week’s feature is from a shop that creates a variety of adorable items and gifts. So, without further ado, I introduce to you…
Brandi Wanek of Oh My Butterflies
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Hi my name is Brandi and I am the creator of Oh My Butterflies. I am from Texas but live in South Carolina. My husband and I have been together since 2004 and we have 5 children.
When did you open your business and what inspired you to start it?
I decided to start my own crafting business the end of 2014 when we moved here to South Carolina.
I love to craft and I figured, why not take a hobby into a job. So I did!
Tell a little bit about your business.
Here is the real question; “What is Oh my Butterflies?”
Well, the answer is a pretty simple one.
Oh My Butterflies is my part of bringing Lupus awareness through my business.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that your body’s immune systems attacks your body. Lupus is not contagious, many people never even heard of this disease.
So when I decided to take the leap of faith and start my own business, I decided that I wanted to bring awareness to others, one customer at a time.
What do you enjoy most about running your business?
The things I enjoy the most from running my own business is that I am constantly learning something new.
Every day is a new learning experience for me and this leads me to wanting to keep going forward.
What goals do you have for your business over the next year?
My goal for my business is to keep growing that I can take from an online business to a brick and mortar store.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting a new business/shop?
Don’t expect to become successful overnight!!
If you are willing to put the full time work in, then this can become a full time income that proves how successful you can become.
Also, know your self-worth and never under price yourself!
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