Our featured shop this week is the small business Metal Marvels Store, owned by Katie. Read about her shop, and enter the giveaway to win a $20 shop credit!
I started Metal Marvels because I was near graduation from college with a Bachelor's degree in management, knew that I was also pursuing a management career with a big box company, and realized that I didn't want to work for anyone else. Of course while my business is in the beginning stages I am working full time in management at said big box store so to say I'm busy is an understatement.
Being a girl who loves fashion and all that good stuff, I thought what would be better than to own my own jewelry & accessory shop! And so it began! I also wanted to make sure that it was cute and unique stuff while still being affordable.
The biggest challenge is trying to figure out a way to get my company to everyone. I think everyone could benefit from having a company like mine where they can get unique pieces and not pay an arm and a leg.
What motivates me is seeing pictures of every one wearing my stuff that they've purchased and how gorgeous they look. I love being able to give people something to smile about even if it's as simple as a new ring or a new necklace.
Those who influenced me were those who continuously tried to get me to work for them. The pyramid type companies, Scentsy, Herbalife, etc. Everyone I knew who worked for one of them were always trying to recruit me. My personality is a great fit for those companies so they weren't wrong. However, I don't believe in paying some person 3 rungs up the pyramid who I don't even know. I'd rather pay myself and myself only for my hard work. I'm readily available by email, phone, or text. If I'm not sleeping you'll get a response back within 10 minutes to 2 hours. I want to answer any questions you have or fix any concerns. I'm here to help!
Katie's favorites include the color purple, Mexican and Italian food, Diet Coke, and favorite alcoholic beverage is Vodka on the rocks w/ 2 limes & cherries. She loves mixing gold & silver, and loves to wear a gorgeous statement necklace or a plethora of bangle bracelets!
Facebook, Storenvy, Twitter, and Instagram. Katie is offering one lucky fan a $20 shop credit. (Does not include shipping and cannot be combined with any other coupon code or promotion. Not valid on Today Only sales.)
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Metal Marvels Store on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 2/2/14 and ends at 8pm CST on 2/8/14. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
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