We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandee Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandee, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
One of the most important lessons my business has taught me is that I have to be the brand. In other words, I have to walk like I am the business owner of THEBARTIERBRAND. When I walk into a room, I want people to know who I am or at least know of me because of my brand. I have to talk like I am the business owner of THEBARTIERBRAND. I love professional businesses and the only way I will run my business is professional. Even though I haven’t got there yet, I eventually want to look like I am a successful 20-year-old entrepreneur. I say that because I’ll throw on sweatpants and a graphic tee over dressing up any day. Starting a business wasn’t about the money for me. It’s about networking, making lifelong connections, opening new doors and opportunities for my family & myself. I am making a difference in the world by growing and expanding my business. Being an entrepreneur is not only working for yourself but is also about freedom. Being able to wake up every day and turn my thoughts & ideas into a physical matter and share them with the world is what I love about being an entrepreneur.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
At the beginning of the pandemic, I had no choice but to be stuck in the house. During this time, I focused more on my wants and needs and took a step deeper into myself. I took the time out to really listen to my heart, mind, body and soul. As a kid, I always knew that I had that boss/hustler mentality. If there was no way, I still found a way. I finally realized that I wanted to start my own business. It started off as only selling custom crochet clothing. It has now expanded into all clothing, shoes, and accessories. I even branched off & started a hair business called Bartier Beauty. I plan to expand more & more! I have learned many lessons in the 11 months of being an entrepreneur. It is not always as easy as it seems. I overcome the many challenges that come my way by not giving up. When I get knocked down, I dust myself off & come back 10 times stronger. The biggest lesson I’ve learned thus far is that you if you want a successful business, you have to be consistent, dedicated, & ready to take one loss to gain 100 wins even if that means losing relationships with people you thought supported you. I want the world to know that I have spent every second of every day working hard to get to my business where it is today. Nothing was handed to me. I am proud to say that I have worked very hard from the inside out of me to the outside for it all. I love making a difference in the world & I love my brand!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a huge shoutout to my family for their continuous support, uplifting words, and motivation. I also wang to shoutout everyone who’s supported my business in any way, shape or form. The support is unmatched! I couldn’t have gotten this far without them.
Other: Hair Page : https://instagram.com/bartier.beauty?igshid=1bh49rhhff2e3