Our Call to Action
After attending SEED SPOT's Women's month of entrepreneur workshops, we got invited to attend "SEED SPOT's April 2-Day Launch Camp and have been granted a $500 grant on top of alumni resources! From that experience, we got the courage to apply to the 2022 GEEKDOM's startup incubator program & just concluded our first appearance at their showcase hosted in early August at their headquarters.
During my childhood, I use to attend food drives, flee markets and local farmer's markets in town with my mother. She was a vendor at many markets in town. I would help her sell hand made holiday gifts and various seasonal decorations to locals that would walk by our booth.
I enjoyed everything! My favorite part was talking to all vendors with my mother about their American dreams. I am the first within my family to be born within the United States and my dream is to help other's dreams grow in anyway possible. My mother depended on her market profits back in the day, in order make ends meet. Unfortunately, we had to close up shop due to the slow flow of local traffic and primarily depending on word of mouth for our marketing efforts.
From that fruitful experience, I learned that several factors go into sustaining a business such as implementing multi-marketing tactics, monitoring budgets, continuously improving user experiences, and more. More importantly, I realized there is no market without a constant flow of local customers supporting small vendors. That experience planted a seed that now has blossomed in this exciting journey to help other local vendors and small businesses blossom even more in their towns and beyond.