|Nia Brown, who launched Home of Bloom Vogue on-line by way of web site in September, additionally owns Princess Me Events, a spa and social gathering firm for women.|
Nia Brown was not going to let a pandemic cease her from launching her enterprise.
She launched Home of Bloom Vogue on-line in September, however had not entered 2020 meaning to launch a second enterprise (she additionally owns Princess Me Events, a spa and social gathering firm for women ages 1-16 that started as North Carolina’s first spa bus and expanded to incorporate a storefront). Through the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown considered earlier objectives. She contemplated the clothes boutique she had at age 17, and determined it was time to pursue trend once more. Her imaginative and prescient for Home of Bloom Vogue took off on the finish of March.
“Because the pandemic happened, I used to be identical to, ‘I actually wish to choose up all of the objectives that I’ve dropped [from] after I was youthful, and I wish to take them on,’” Brown mentioned. “We live in a time the place issues simply occur and are unpredictable. You would possibly as properly work on every part that you just wish to work on now.”
Brown created the model for what she described as “the female girl.” Her purpose is for girls to really feel assured whereas sporting items by Home of Bloom Vogue.
“I will be having a fully dangerous day, and if I placed on a stunning costume it mechanically boosts my vanity and makes my day so significantly better,” Brown mentioned. “The imaginative and prescient for this model is to empower ladies by means of clothes.”
Brown, who moved from Brooklyn, New York to Charlotte when she was 14, has lived right here for 13 years.
“After I was youthful, I mentioned ‘I’m going to depart Charlotte immediately,’ however as I obtained older, Charlotte has developed,” she mentioned. “It actually turned an ideal place. I like it. I like elevating my youngsters right here.”
Brown credit her seven youngsters with driving her as an entrepreneur. Her purpose is to function a constructive function mannequin, that you are able to do no matter you set your thoughts to. But she additionally desires her journey as an entrepreneur to encourage different moms to pursue their goals and to supply a supply of hope that they’ll have each a household and a profitable enterprise.
“Quite a lot of instances when ladies change into moms, you are feeling like it’s a must to put your goals on maintain, that you just solely work part-time, that you just can’t go after your massive goals that you just had as a toddler, and that isn’t true,” Brown mentioned. “I actually wish to be a platform and present ladies which you could. I’m a mom of seven, and I’m going in spite of everything of my goals. I’m not letting something maintain me again.”
Going after her objectives has include studying to be versatile so as to stability motherhood and entrepreneurship.
“It pushes me and motivates me each time I see one other mother or one other girl they usually’re like, ‘wait you’re a mom of seven, and also you personal companies and you’ll be able to give your companies full consideration?’” Brown mentioned. “Find time for your self and what you wish to do. Prioritize, which is type of onerous as a mother, since you wish to get every part completed, and in case you don’t you are feeling such as you’re slacking, and that’s not true. Simply prioritize. Simply take a step at a time. Every thing doesn’t should be completed in 24 hours. Don’t be onerous on your self and provides your self too wanting a deadline. Unfold it out. Make it versatile.”
Brown additionally finds methods to incorporate her youngsters in her work to make it extra enjoyable whereas spending time with them.
“I’ve infants from 4 months as much as 12 [years old],” Brown mentioned. “Quite a lot of instances I will be working they usually wish to know what I’m doing. As a way to not get overwhelmed with stress, [I’ll tell them], ‘come over right here. Assist Mommy choose a sample. Do you want this colour? Do this on.’ I let my daughters play costume up whereas I’m nonetheless working. It’s enjoyable for them, and I’m nonetheless working. Don’t beat your self up. Know that no matter you give is sufficient for you. Don’t fear about what the subsequent entrepreneur mother is doing. Simply deal with you, your youngsters and your model.”