Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in jewelry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ty Aibangbee, Owner of Studio-Eclectics, located in Monroeville, AL, USA.

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

I am the proud owner and curator of Studio Eclectics, also known as Studio E. My ladies have a BIG, BOLD, & UNAPOLOGETIC style. They are trendsetters and fashion-forward.

Tell us about yourself

My name is Ty! I am an only child originally from NYC. My love for accessories started with my late great-grandmother Gracie Williams. She has inspired my style and passion for fashion ever since I was a little girl. She loved bracelets and rings and necklaces and was always over-accessorized. I LOVE that and do the same!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting my business. I think that is the part that takes a lot of courage. So I'm so happy I just started!

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

I would say one of the hardest things about being a business owner is having balance. Being a wife, full-time volunteer, and business owner is a balancing act. I'm still trying to figure this out!

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

  1. START- it's the hardest part. Believe in yourself! YOU GOT THIS!
  2. Always put your family first! They are your #1 supporters.
  3. Count the cost. Starting a business can be expensive, depending on your niche. Do the research, check your competitors, and do what they aren't to set yourself apart. Be Unique, be you!

Where can people find you and your business?


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