Hey GP Babes!
Ive been asked by a few on how did I start my business. Well, Ima be honest. It hasn't been an easy journey.... And it STILL isn't! I cant even count how many times I have doubted myself or have gone back and forth in my head about "Should I start my business?", "Will I fail?", "Was this a mistake?" or even "I don't have enough money to do all this." But I realized why worry? I knew If I settled for that doubtful mindet I would never accomplish anything. Sometimes the best blessings come from stepping out on faith. Graffiti Panda became real the day I finished Meredith College and moved back home with my mom. I just had it in mind that day like, "I'm going to start my own business." I picked up my school laptop, opened a Microsoft Word document and began outlining my business plan. That was December 2015. Now I will admit, I had just finished my studies with a fashion degree with several business classes built-in. So I did have a good foundation of knoweledge in both fashion and business. But knowing how to run, operate, and start a business from scratch on MY OWN would be a different story indeed. Though NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Over the year I did nothing but research countless articles on how to start a business, read reviews about website domains, worked a part-time job in retail (where I wasn't truly happy), saved up the little money I got and most importantly, I. KEPT. PRAYING. All I knew was that God did not bless me with creative gifts & passions to just only keep to myself. He wanted me to use them in a way to love and help others and in doing so add to His kingdom. And I still pray that this is the platform for me to do just that for you beauties. I pray I inspire you to go after whatever creative dreams the Lord is calling YOU to do!