I’ve been a registered business owner since 2016 (on Poshmark, now deleted). Back then, I used it to sell old items for a small profit. Since that time, I’ve lost everything I had several times over, and have been struggling to rebuild since.
Recently, I’ve been forced to lose everything yet again, and decided that while I focus on rebuilding my personal belongings, rather than holding on to the little I have and not trying, I would actually attempt to reach my goals and be able to support myself if life hits me again. I want to start a business, except this time I’d love to actually be a successful, online (for now) boutique! I have vendors willing to work with me, I’ve finally been accepted for my business license, and will be returning to school (yet again, once I pay them off) just to keep my business mindset going! I owe my school $5K to be able to start again, and I will owe the vendors, domain, upkeep assistant, and supplies stores $2.5K to start my store. I don’t want to share a sob story, I want to become a success story for other young WOC who have a goal, get discouraged, yet find a way to push through. Even if it is $1, it will help me immensely!
- Darius Brown
- Delilah Mukes