We had the good fortune of connecting with Myah Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Myah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is the only reason I have a business! I had an idea, and I acted on it. At the time, I had no money saved. I had no business model. I had no idea where to begin. Taking a risk is such a pure form of commitment. I told myself that I was going to do this by any means necessary. That promise is what kept me motivated to work harder and learn new strategies. When I first launched, I ran out of money because I didn’t know what I was doing and had no real plan. All I had was this purpose, so I couldn’t let that setback discourage me. I went back to the drawing board and planned better, saved more, and really focused on what I wanted to put out into the world. I encourage everyone to take that risk; start that business; chase that dream. You will either succeed or learn a lesson.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Myah Symone is a trendy accessories boutique that specializes in well made pieces at an affordable price. As a Black woman owned business, we focus on giving back to the community by donating to charities bi-monthly as well as ensuring that our packaging is eco-friendly and sustainable. Fueling a successful business and creating generational wealth was the motivation behind starting Myah Symone Boutique in 2019. Now at the age of 30, I have grown so much personally and professionally. I would like to share my story with other women who may be waiting for that push to turn their dream business into a reality. As the first business owner in my family I have had to be unapologetic about my vision and find unconventional ways to execute. My personality of “by any means necessary” and my story of sheer determination has put me in a position to soar above the competition. When I first launched last year, I ran out of money. I had to pause for over six months to regroup and reimagine my brand, goals, and develop more effective strategies. I relaunched in May of 2020, and since then I have surpassed sales goals and led the market in conversion rates as compared to other small businesses in my niche. This journey has not been easy, but it has been filled with lessons and wins.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Some of my favorite spots around DFW are the Fort Worth Zoo. I love being outdoors, and interacting with animals. The Botanical gardens in FTW are also a great place to hang out and enjoy the scenery without spending a lot of money. To eat we’d have to stop by Blue Sushi Sake Grill, the best sushi happy hour in DFW, don’t debate me.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Leslie Anselme. My best friend, confidant, copy writer, and accountability partner deserves all the recognition. She has been with me from the beginning and has truly attributed to the success and continued success of my business!
Nelson Oribhabor @thenelophoto
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