We had the good fortune of connecting with Brianna Tonge and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brianna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was a little bit of everywhere. I was so nervous to actually start a business. Would I be good at this? Is anyone going to be interested? I finally got everything together and started writing everything down that I wanted to do with my business. That’s when The Poppin’ Collection came together.
What should our readers know about your business?
I currently sell swimwear, swim trunks, and cover ups. I will be coming out with more items soon. I’m excited about new items that I will be releasing soon and more sizes, that will include all body types. I am really proud of how far I came with my business, I didn’t think It would grow this quick in less than 2 years. I started my business back in 2019. It was slow, I wasn’t really out there. In. 2020, spring break came that’s when my business hit! The pandemic actually made my business grow. It was not easy, I had a lot of free time during the pandemic so I wanted it to grow and I had a lot of ideas that I wanted to bring to life. I overcame my challenges by being confident and taking risk. Lessons I learned is that you gotta take a risk with your business. To make it grow and do more with it, you have to take risk to become better. What I want the world to know is that I’m the owner of a small business and this is my story.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom & my family which is my aunt, uncle, sister & brother they work hard every day to strive for success. If it’s working at their job, in school, or in their business. This inspires me to work hard on my my business. The support from my followers/ customers encourage me everyday by a purchase, follow, like, and shoutout. Other Small businesses that should get the recognition is @vinas.closet , @babygurlhairco , @jalinnaglam , @lyklabel , @slayed.studios , @lavishlee.nails , @theempresstrap, @lowley.fit and many more small businesses.
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