We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaelyn Grier and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jaelyn, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Kenzie’s Korner, a girls boutique catering to infants, toddlers, and big girls, was created solely for the purpose of leaving my daughter a legacy. I found out I was pregnant with MaKenzie my senior year of undergrad. I was extremely emotional, scared, and confused but I know that God never puts more on us than we can handle. Giving birth to MaKenzie changed my life. It lit a spark under me. It brought out this inner go getter that I didn’t even know I had in me. I finished college with two month old Kenzie on my hip. She is my very own bestfriend & certainly the best thing that ever happened to me. Currently, I run Kenzie’s Korner as well as my own Branding & Graphic Design business called Branding by Jae. We offer website design, graphic design, and branding services. I graduate with my masters degree in May and Kenzie will be right there to cheer me on again. She is my motivation for everything I do.
What should our readers know about your business?
Kenzies Korner is one of a kind because it was built by us. I would stay up all night for weeks straight researching, I spent months testing out products, and Kenzie spent hours dressing up for me & giving her stamps of approval.This is something we are both actually really passionate about and not just a quick buck to be made. I believe that is what sets us apart. You can tell when something is earned, not given. On our launch day, we completely sold out in less than 24 hours. I am so proud of our success because we have worked very hard & always put God first. So far, I am most proud of our growth. Kenzies Korner has sold to customers in 32 states and counting. Check us out for yourself @kenzieskornerllc on Instagram and shop now at www.kenzieskornerofficial.com.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We come back and forth from Atlanta to Dallas often. Just recently coming to Dallas, we are looking to get more familiar with the city. Send us family friendly suggestions. My Instagram is @_justjaee_
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mother, Crystal, raised me to be strong & resilient. My Father, Will. raised me to be kind, inquisitive, and focused. I owe all of my success to them. I appreciate my best friends Mikel, Ronnika, Liana, Miiyoutta, Dockell, and Chrissi for always pushing me to my full potential as well. Thank you all for helping shape this empire.
Instagram: @kenzieskornerofficial / @_justjaee_ / @brandingbyjae