We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Derrick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business, I would have to say was creating a trial run to see what would possibly work and what won’t work. I tested my products out and received all the feedback I could’ve received and then some. I had a vision and I hit the ground running . I told myself don’t be hesitant because being hesitant leaves you in a space to miss your blessings.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Torchglam llc , is simplistic yet chic . Starting a business is never easy , it’s all about pushing yourself . When I’m up at 3/4 am working on all my items . I feel good because I know it’s all worth it at the end of the day . Moving from NYC to Georgia has been the best power move to start my business . The atmosphere is completely different.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is knowing what individuals to surround yourself with. Energy is everything and don’t let everyone know your next play .
What set me aside from everyone else , is not being afraid to show my growth through this amazing journey. In most cases you only see the good side I want you to see everything around the board.
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’m what you call a Chameleon. I enjoy different things . I would have to say as far as places to eat, for some bomb wings , wingsRUs has some of the best wings I’ve ever tasted since I moved here. Then of course for fine dining rays on killer creek in Alpharetta is absolutely delicious.
Some of the most amazing pieces of art are located in Atlanta’s own Hammonds house museum . The essence of this museum is absolutely amazing.
To unwind and be in sucked into great ambience the Whitley hotel located in buck head has great live Jazz on Thursday’s.
Don’t get it twisted I am a homebody , so binging shows and eating some great Caribbean food has to come into play if you want to hang with me lol, little secret I make some of the best Caribbean food lol.
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 first and foremost want to thank God for allowing me to prosper in this journey . Iam nothing without God. Also I couldn’t of done this without my support system the love of my life trevalour . He has been such a blessing to my life and has helped me in every way possible to become successful. Last but definitely not least a shoutout to my SINCE21 sister Keisha Murphy who actually put this in position for me to be apart of . I am forever grateful to those who have my back and my loyalty will always be there for them without a doubt .