Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tara Paige, CEO of The Patio Chic, LLC., located in Midlothian, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am a community builder passionate about designing and building beautiful outdoor spaces and curating amazing conversations.

Tell us about yourself

I started the group Black Women Who Love Outdoor Living Spaces when the pandemic hit. I decided to retreat to my favorite space (outside) and find peace. While deciding how to design my own outdoor spaces, I started seeking inspiration and was shocked not to see brown girls in this space. I started the group. I am motivated daily because this is a safe space for black women, and they depend on this space to encourage mental healing and mental wealth.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I have been featured in Forbes and GMA and was named a top creator in North America By Meta.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

It is a daily task. Being a leader is a responsibility. This is a full-time job now. Whether I want to or not, I have a responsibility to my tribe.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

While the words seem simple, they carry a weight that will catapult you to the next level. Right it down, make it plain and execute.

Where can people find you and your business?


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