Michele Monét: An April Lyons Collection
There’s more to a business than just the products or services it offers and we’re here to give you the scoop! In this interview, we learn more about the BOSS behind the business!
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Q: Can you please give us a brief description of your company, products, and/or services?
A: My company is Michele Monét: An April Lyons Collection. I handcraft, custom design, & create fashion accessories, jewelry, & more, for women, men, and children.
Q: Why do you believe your business is vital to your community?
A: I believe my business is vital to the community because there aren’t enough black owned business within the community, let alone businesses owned by black women, represented within our communities. I feel it is vital to let our little girls know that you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. Let our black women know to not only follow your dreams, but chase them and make them your reality.
Q: What do you believe makes YOU a BOSS?
A: What makes me a BOSS? I would say my drive and determination. My willpower, my strength even in adversity. What also makes me a BOSS is helping our Queens as well as Kings in any capacity that I can. It’s not always about getting, t’s about giving back as well.
Q: What would you say has been the biggest BOSS move, you’ve made with your business thus far?
A: The biggest BOSS move that I’ve made with my business this far would be transitioning from doing jewelry only, to stepping out on faith and adding fashion accessories to my collection. I want to be different, unique.
Q: What is something that has kept you grounded with your business?
A: My knowing that this is a gift that God placed upon me, He trusted me enough to place this gift in my hands & I dare not take that for granted.
Q: What is something you would tell an entrepreneur on the rise, to help them be successful?
A: Never give up! Place yourself around people who are rooting for you, who want you to succeed, believe in yourself. Do not let ANYONE deter you from going after what you want. The sky isn’t the limit, there’s an entire universe out there! TRUST YOUR DOPENESS!!
Q: What has been the best piece of business advice you’ve received?
A: Network, promote my brand, and continue to add to & build my brand.
Q: If you had $1,000 to give back to your community, what would you do? Why?
A: If I had $1,000 to give back to my community, I would give it to help women in transition (domestic violence, substance abuse, financially, back to work, caring for an ill loved one, etc). I have lived through and survived some of the situations listed, that’s why & where I would give back to my community.
Q: How can people support your business and/or vision?
A: People can support my business and vision by following my IG page, promoting my page by re-posting, word of mouth, shares, purchases, tags. It isn’t always about the money, helping to promote my business is a great support to me!
There you have it! The scoop of the BOSS behind the business!
If you would like work with April, you can contact her via email: MicheleMonet.Accessories@gmail.com
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