We had the good fortune of connecting with Janelle Cato and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Janelle, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand is my relationship with God. I could say it’s my willingness to take risks but that translates to faith. I could say it’s my drive and determination but that translates to the power of God that lives within me. Everything I do in my life is to give Him glory. I’m honored that he would choose me and use me to show women that they can achieve their goals and with Him all things are possible.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am excited to have a story of growth. I launched this business online in August of 2020. Now in June of 2021, I am opening a store front. Starting a business during a pandemic wasn’t easy but I overcame by continuing to move forward with the vision God gave me despite the circumstances. I want them to know it’s ok to start where you can but to always start with your future in mind.
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.
I am a foodie! We would have to go to all my favorite food spots. Number one being Roses Noodles in Durham. I love that place! I am a homebody outside of that and working but I love to show people a good time. So, I would have to get my young friends (LOL) to give me some hot spots so that I could give my bestie a week to remember.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My community. I don’t want to call names and accidentally miss anyone but I am grateful for the people who have rallied around me during this endeavor.
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