Today we’d like to introduce you to Veronica Brown.
Veronica, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I will forever remember the time and date that I finally pushed myself to launch my own Business. I launched my Online Women’s Boutique on July 11th, 2018 at 3:58 pm. Oh, what a journey it has been. I’m so very grateful for the love and support that I’ve received thus far.
Two weeks in, after launching my business I was contacted on my Facebook Business Page to be a Vendor at a Local Dallas iRadio Station, “Eargazum Radio” community event. I was in awe, nervous, and shocked at the same time. The event helped push me to get out there, share my business with others, and grow.
I went on to host my very own Sip n Shop Event which was a huge success, I was told I should host vendor events atleast once every quarter. I put a lot of time in preparing for my business leading up to this point. I designed my own website, created my own e-mail blast. I attended live seminars, webinars, learning from other Entrepreneur Gurus. It was in college when I knew I wanted to become a businesswoman and own my own business.
In what, I didn’t know at the time. I graduated with a degree in Human Resource. I’ve always had an Entrepreneur mindset. I’ve held leadership roles. I even taught Liturgical Dance for years. Back in 2008 is when I started getting into Home-based businesses on the side while working full time. I’ve always had a passion for Fashion, and love to create my own look. I worked in retail, women’s clothing from my junior year in high school through college.
Over the years, women young and old would come to me seeking advice regarding their attire. I would even go shopping with a few and help them pick out clothes. I was told by one friend, that I knew how to pick out the right clothes for her, and that she only wanted to go shopping with me, because the clothes I chose for her, are the only ones she really loves to wear. I’ve always been told, I should become a personal shopper/stylist.
These ladies saw something in me, preparing me for my dream without me knowing it at the time. Now, today, I’m a Business Owner of an online women’s boutique. I finally got to the point of doing what I love and making women happy. It’s my desire to encourage ALL women. We are all beautiful, and the right outfit helps gives us that little extra confidence we need to go through life’s journeys.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’m always reminded of a song that says, “Nobody told me, the road would be easy, I don’t believe God brought me this far to leave me.” I’ve had many obstacles, and setbacks going back to when I went into home-based businesses. My health has always been my main struggle.
I have dealt with many health challenges over the years, seeing specialist after specialist, and underwent six surgeries within a year in a half. Recently two years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, along with asthma. I have adjusted to many lifestyle changes. My family has been right by my side, my caregivers.
I currently have an at home nurse that performs monthly treatments. I’m a walking testimony that God is able to bring us through anything. I continue to push through, and now not allow my health challenges to block me, but am aware, and cautious to take heed to my health, and not overdo it.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I’m the Owner of Victorious Riches. I have close friends and relatives that assist me at vendor events. I provide everyday women clothing, dresses, tunics, jumpsuits, skirts, cardigans, kimonos, African attire. I also provide accessories and purses. I’m steadily growing and adding new products each month. I provide sizes Small through 3XL. Most women clothing boutiques leave out plus sizes. I wanted to cater to ALL women.
I’m also an Independent Distributor for Premier Designs Jewelry, your high-quality jewelry based out of Flower Mound, TX. I’m known for my creativity and knowing how to dress any woman. I can put together different pieces of clothing, and make them look like I bought them as one outfit. I also love being creative with scarfs and wearing them in different ways.
I’m most proud of the growth, and the support I have received thus far being new in starting my own business. I have a strong support team that helps push me, and I’m very honored! I’m all about helping woman feel confident about themselves. When we look good, we feel better about ourselves. I’m always complimenting others. You never know what a person is going through, and that one simple compliment could make their day.
My principles are based on Godly Principles. The scripture I chose for my business is, Proverbs 31:25: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” My goal is to inspire other ladies like myself, encourage them, and give back to the community.
What were you like growing up?
During my childhood years, I was very shy growing up, soft-spoken. I was talented in many areas. I would love to crochet. My favorite was crocheting Disney character rugs.
My parents bought me a Bedazzled Jewel kit, and I would design my own clothing. I would practice styling my dolls hair. I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to style my own hair. My mom thought one day I was going to be a Beautician.
At a young age, I was enrolled in dance lessons, piano, and organ lessons. I could read, write, and play music by ear. In my teenage years, I played the Clarinet in concert band, wind symphony, and marching band. I also played basketball, volleyball, ran track, and even cross country.
At the age of 17, I was selected by my Band Director to try out for the Texas Ambassadors of Music. I and one other Band member competed against other high schools and college students around the state of Texas. I was excited I made the tryouts. I received my acceptance letter from George W Bush, who was Governor at that time.
We had the pleasure of performing concerts around Europe, I traveled for 16 days in Europe. We went to France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Paris. My experience was very inspiring, and breathe taken, and I owe it all to my parents, and my Band Director.
My parents instilled in me, to not be mediocre, but rise above. To not follow the crowd, but stand out, and be a positive leader. To strive to be the best that I can be. I am somebody! I have always carried myself with dignity and respect. They always spoke positive words in my life. I’m so grateful for my parents!
- Website: www.victoriousriches.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/
- Facebook: Victorious Riches
- Other: www.premierdesigns.com/victoriousriches
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