We had the good fortune of connecting with Qiana Camille and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Qiana, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always loved the idea of making money however my boss always gets on my nerves. Lol. Seriously though I’ve struggled between the idea of having financial stability and doing what I’ve wanted to do most of my life. I realize there has to be a better way to do things. Since I know the struggle all too well, I figure, I might as well apply it to my life in a way that makes it worth it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
CamillesQi is “unlocking the missing piece of every moment.” I could simply categorize the brand as greeting cards however I don’t want to put limits on what’s to come, because my vision for my brand is so much more than just that. Currently CamillesQi is personalized greeting cards, basically these are the cards you’ve always wanted but you couldn’t find, it’s not just settling for what’s close enough. My brand is all about getting you exactly what you want.
I wouldn’t exactly say I’ve gotten to where I want, what I can say though is that I know I will get there. Even getting to this point hasn’t been easy, I’ve always had faith in myself and my visions but I kept on waiting for the right time. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned and honestly life keeps reminding me, is that the time will never be right. So basically waiting on the right time is a waste of time. You have to start everything from where you are now and as you grow so will your brand.
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?
Shout out to God! I always want to start there. My faith is strong so whenever giving thanks I want to always thank God first and foremost.
Shout out to my cousin Kelli! Anyone who really knows me, knows the love I have for my cousin. She is my best friend, big sister, biggest supporter and basically my person. No one believes in me, roots for me and goes through life with me like she does. So definitely gotta shout her out!
Shout out to Delisa & B who have constantly shown me they believe in me and trust me.
Shout out to Tina, Shonny, Dani, MD and TK! Shout out to my Atlanta acting family! I love y’all and I’m thankful for the way we rock!!
Shout out to my Westfield family! Shout out to Jersey! I will always rep where I’m from.
Shout out to everyone who believes in me!! And shout out to those that don’t… I can tell the difference and both inspire me.
Lastly shout out to the last man that I told I love. You inspire me in a way you have no idea about… I loved the pull but through your push I grew, so shout out to you sir.
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