We had the good fortune of connecting with Christopher Lowther and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christopher, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
At first this was more like a hobby. I just wanted to create some bracelets for myself, because I didn’t know where to buy them. I posted the first bracelets I ever made on Facebook, and my friends stated inquiring about them. I started to think to myself that I could make some money doing this, so I started to buy more beads and other material to create with. Throughout my time working on Bossbeads, I’ve experienced lots of trial and error, especially with me not having an entrepreneurial background. I’m thankful for all of my experiences that made me better over time and helped me give my costumers the best quality service.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Bossbeads got to where it’s at by trial and error, and consistency. Over time many mistakes have been made on my part, but learning from them all have been key to success. I want the brand to be know for making quality wrist accessories. I put tremendous amounts of time into coming up with ideas to make quality handmade jewelry. Over the years it’s been a hard process trying to balance my family life, entrepreneurial endeavors, and my professional life. Through this process I’ve learned that planning and organization is key to being successful in every aspect of my life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A few of my favorite restaurants to go to are Fog de Chao and Stoney River, so we’re definitely going there to get a good steak. As far as a fun outing we’ll go to a place like Andretti’s or Top Golf. I’m also into sports especially basketball, so whatever season it is I would probably check out some sporting everts. Going to a Hawks, Falcons, or Braves, game is always fun especially if they are playing a good team. There is so much to do in the city but if you go out too much, it can get quite expensive, so I would also have things at home to do as well!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Bossbeads is name after my late grandfather Eli “Bossman” Ellington. He was a big inspiration in my life. When I was thinking of a name for the business, his name came to mind. I thought it would be a great way to honor him. Now there are supporters all around the world who knows his name. My family and friends are also a big support system for me. My wife is always giving me ideas of jewelry that I can make, and different ways that I can market them. I also have a group of friends who are also entrepreneurs, and we’re always bouncing idea off of each other, and coming up with ways to collaborate.
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