Kicking off International Women’s Day on March 8th we are so excited to have these two boss babes be apart of our leading ladies where we spotlight ambitious women leaders in and around the Cleveland area. These two sisters already own and operate their own boutique that specializes in treating every customer as a not only like a friend but specialize in a customized boutique shopping experience! I wanted to know the real deal on this dynamic duo and see how not only how they started this growing boutique business. But also learn a little more about them and grab some fab business advice for you aspiring boss babes too!!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to start your own business, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)
We are two sisters who have always had a love for fashion and wanting to help others feel their most beautiful inside and out ❤️
We knew we wanted to be our own bosses and create something unique for our community, that’s when the ideas starting flowing! At the time, it was hard to find places to shop in Mentor.
We always found ourselves having to branch out into different communities to find what we were looking for. We decided to bring the boutique vibes to Mentor and that is when britash boutique was created!
Ever since then we have owned, managed and put in several hours daily (and also nightly) to make britash as successful as it is today.
Customer services has always been our top priority and the kindness of our community and the support we receive keeps our outlook positive and bright! Trends are always changing and that keeps our job exciting and fresh!
Describe yourself in three words:
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Having customers in our community say that we have inspired them to go after their dreams!
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Brittanie- to reach more people outside of our community!
Ashleigh- to grow our online business even more!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Brittanie- Early Childhood Education Teacher 🙂
Ashleigh- A baker!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Brittanie- You need to know when to have set days off and focus on self care!
Ashleigh- Having a planner really helps, especially since I am also getting married this year 🙂
What websites do you visit every day?
We visit Faire! We love seeing the new arrivals to potentially carry in the boutique 🙂
What are your top three favorite places/things to do in your city?
Brittanie- Target, Ridgewood Kitchen & Spirits & Pastina.
Ashleigh- CLE Juice Box, Heinens & Beauty Boutiques
What is your goal for retirement?
For both of us ~ Living somewhere warm!! Preferably in Florida where we were born 🙂
Do you have any advice for women who’d like to start their own company?
Stay focused & patient!!! Good things take time!
Any final comments you’d like to share?
Stay true to yourself and when you stay positive, positivity will always surround you!
Connect with these bossbabes:
Owners of britash boutique
Brittanie Edelman & Ashleigh Olson
9324 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060