How did your business start?
I have been design consulting for many years, and my clients were looking for a place that they could consign their items to make some money to place back into their remodeling projects. I also stage properties for the real estate market, and their items can be rented out for those vacant homes. It's a win/win.
What do you sell?
Interior design furnishings such as furniture, artwork, accessories, floor coverings, window coverings, cabinetry for kitchens, baths, media rooms along with all the interior design consignment pieces.
What positive lessons did you learn during the recession?
Being an entrepreneur you learn to adapt to situations along the way. The recession made me think of ways to assist clients on how to get their remodeling goals met even with less money. Out of that came the consignment showroom with multiple ways for them to create income.
What strategy do you use to hire good people?
I don't have employees yet because the showroom has only just opened. My daughters help out right now because they enjoy it and are very creative in their unique ways.
What is your strategy for growth in the next year?
Letting everyone know the showroom is open and that great savings on really nice items are there. I also am in the process of designing my own line of things specifically from "The Designer's Vault."
What is the best thing about running a business here?
This valley is a very vibrant community with tourists from everywhere and they really love to explore our shops. My business is in the "heartbeat" of one of America's "Coolest" town, and I love that!