We had the good fortune of connecting with Arlene Starr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Arlene, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my own business happened while i was going through a self care and lifestyle change. I thought i know there are several other persons who needs encouragement and some interesting items to help them to enjoy their selfcare and lifestyle journey. So i created 180 Degree Subscription box, I knew i could send each individual a sense of pause and something to look forward to that is special just for them, to take a moment to breathe and discover so many ways to take a moment for them to recover and or just slow down. I already loved doing gift packaging, so its now like creating a special gift to give each individual the opportunity to discover items they never would have tried on their own.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
180 Degree Box is a monthly self care and lifestyle subscription box that is designed to give you something special to look forward to each month to remind us we are special, strong and deserving along the way. We curate our monthly box around a theme each month that inspires and encourages each individual sending a strong reminder that it’s OK to take a breather and there are many ways to treat themselves. Each months box is always unique and different and will bring on a new experience each month. I am proud of how my business has grown and that i was able to provide this service to women who loves its. I am excited to see how i can grow, improve and provide even more exceptional service, quality and inspiration to everyone. It was not easy getting to where i am today but nothing in life worth having comes by readily. I over come my challenges with Constance research and staying abreast with marketing trends and tragedies. Along the way i have learned many lessons and most important and always my moto is treat each customer like they are your only customer. Never take anything in life for granted. Self care is a word we hear each day its like second nature now, but i want you to know there is so many ways to do and enjoy self care and i know 180 Degree box will bring to your door something unique and enjoyable that you will enjoy and be able to tell your friend about. We source products that you may have not thought about as well as items that will add to you already wonderful lifestyle arsenal.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love water so i will definitely take them to lake linear for a nice picnic. Dinner at Pascals A show at the fox theater City winery for a show and drink. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to my dear husband Jacob Starr and my Daughter Julicia Brown for putting up with me and my constant question about things they don’t have a clue about, but want to bounce idea off them anyway. I owe them much love for helping me always to get all my work done each month. i couldn’t do it without them. I appreciate their support and encouragement.