Updated: Oct 14, 2019
Meet Stephanie out of Atlanta, GA who loves for God does not go unnoticed. Even in business, where this entrepreneur has cute & comfy athletic apparel
Who are you? What do you do and How long have you been in business? I am the CEO and Founder of Bleszing Clothing. Bleszing Clothing is a Christian T-shirt and apparel brand. The brand was created to empower and encourage women to pursue their purpose while remaining humble and trusting God throughout the process. This has been my own motivation to be transparent and share my faith with other women like myself. I created this brand in 2017.
How did you end up there? I knew early on in life that I was always the boss type. After working so many dead-end jobs and the possibilities of it being taken away whenever the company no longer needed me just didn’t work for me. So, my mindset was to create my own and no one was going to determine my livelihood. God wanted me to share his word, and I didn’t know how to do it, so I prayed for clarity, and God told me I am a blessing and to find a way to be a blessing to others and spreading the word.
Tell us about a challenge you have had in business and how you have overcome it? As a business owner there will always be challenges. One of my challenges were getting my brand started. I knew nothing but I wanted to start so I did. So, my challenges included how do I get my brand in front of more people to sell these shirts. I overcame this by being more engaging on social media, connecting with women, collaborating on different events like pop up shops, community events. This jump started my business the first year and skyrocket my sales. It's all about showing up and being consistent.
What do you believe is an important factor in success for entrepreneurs? You can have success in anything you want to achieve or pursue. In order to be successful, you must be diligently and actively working towards your goals and dreams. As a business owner I know sometimes I must get out of my own head and remember why I started. For me at times was always fear and procrastinate. I would be so fearful that I would put things off until the last minute or until I miss the date or something. I really had to change my mindset in order to be successful because I am only as big as my mind will allow me to go.
How do you contribute to women's empowerment? I feel like I contribute to women empowerment because I am not afraid of another woman success. I am all for celebrating each other and building each other up. We can do so much together than apart. Collaboration is far better than being in competition with each other.
Anything coming up that you want us to know about? Yes! I am working on a Bleszing Clothing Tour where I take my brand to different cities. I will be starting my t-shirt boot camp where I will take a few women that want to start a t-shirt business and give them the tools and resources to start their own brand. Secondly, I am building a platform for Christian single women who are embracing their single season while securing the bag in the process.
How can readers keep in contact with you?
For all Bleszing Clothing Merch visit www.bleszingclothing.com
If you are interested in my T-shirt boot camp, Follow on IG @hustleupuniversity
For my all my single ladies that are ready to shift their mindset and secure their bag
connect with me @iamstephaniestephens