We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Kimble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I never sought out to become an entrepreneur but knew I wanted to get back to my creative side. The journey led to me making my own products for my son, my husband and myself. It soon became an idea to start selling my products to the community and beyond. Now on the entrepreneurial journey, the satisfaction I have making products for customers down to shipping has given me such a gratification I haven’t had before.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
HeartOfNicole LLC started from wanting to make products with the love I have for holistic wellness and overall health. The HeartOfNicole journey has not been without its hills and valleys. However, every hill is climbed and every valley is walked through. When faced with the ongoing challenges of entrepreneurship, I’ve found, you’re constantly evolving your business to improve it. The end goal is to be able to improve your product for your consumers which causes for constant creativity to keep them interested. With this comes the constant trial and error which can make one want to give up. I am someone who always felt like everything had to be perfect, which led to fear before starting my business. I felt like my life had to be in a certain place, I had to have this or that before starting. Finally one day, I prayed and then jumped. I had to get out of my own way. I want the world to know HeartOfNicole LLC products come sincerely from my heart. These products are handmade on my family farm and with the love of my consumers in mind.
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?
Monday: We would hit The Real and Milk Honey for breakfast, go explore the gardens at Atlanta Botanical garden, and have dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar.
We would catch a workout at Core yoga in Midtown, then hit one of the restaurants at Ponce City Market for lunch.
It’s Winddown Wednesday in East Point! It’s time to catch a free concert and dance our hearts out!
We would head to Uptown Comedy corner for laughter, food and drinks.
It’s summer in Atlanta on a Friday’! It’s time to pregame at Harold’s Chicken and Ice bar then walk down Edgewood to Fin and Feathers. Then end our night with salsa at Loca Luna in Midtown.
We would hit the Atlanta Civil Rights Museum in the day for a day of reflection and a great lunch conversation. For her last night in town, we would head to the Ponce City Market roof for great food and a great time.
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?
I would like to shoutout my husband and my Dad, the most influential entrepreneurs in my life. My Dad has been a real estate entrepreneur majority of my life, I’ve learned quite a bit from him. My husband has always encouraged me to find my entrepreneurial lane and continues to propel me forward.