Have you thought about opening up a retail store? Continue reading for an inside scoop with Kat Furr, Owner of XO Gift Co., located in Denver, Colorado, USA.
What's your business and who are your customers?
XO Gift Co. is a brick & mortar gift shop carrying locally and nationally made unique products in a wide variety. Our customers are the local community as well as visitors and tourists! We carry a wide array of items including t-shirts, jewelry, baby items, doormats, birdhouses, candles, greeting cards, mugs, hats, glassware, tea towels, socks and much more. I really stick to my own personal taste as far as what I choose to carry.
Tell us about yourself
Somewhere along the way in my corporate career I decided I'd like to own a shop someday. I went on to create the place cards holders for my wedding, which led to a small wire craft business. This is what got me into the handmade scene and appreciation of these items made with love that I carry today.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Just one?! :) I'd say the many ups and downs we continually face with sales is a tough thing to get used to.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Don't assume that you will gain freedom and flexibility. Be ready to work extremely hard. Don't give up!
Where can people find you and your business?
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