We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicci Benavides and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicci, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I believe my decision to follow a path of creativity was always an easy one. My imagination has always been stirred by Intricate details, beauty, and color. Choosing an artistic career always comes with some financial risk, but if one can figure out how to turn their passions into income they are truly successful. Whether I am working in my role as a personal wardrobe stylist or helping run our family upholstery business, creativity is always the driving force that keeps me moving forward.

What should our readers know about your business?
As before mentioned, I have worked as a personal wardrobe stylist for well over a decade now and my husband and I own Benny and Sons, a custom furniture and upholstery business. We have had the opportunity to work with the most amazing clients and help them to reach their goals. The adventure of being self-employed has been such a blessing and taught us many Invaluable lessons. Being able to create something that is entirely your own is an amazing feeling. Over the years we’ve cultivated a brand that people can trust and our reputation speaks for itself. No one told us what to do and handed us a paycheck, we made that happen, and that’s some thing that we can always be proud of.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, the DFW area is definitely not short on places to eat and hang out! This is a very easy question! Some of our favorite places to eat are Del’s Charcoal Burgers in Richardson and The Greek Isles in Plano. Both locations are family owned, have great atmosphere, and incredible food! To hang out we would probably take them to Yoga and Jiujitsu at CJJF North Texas in prosper. Locally owned and for training mind and body, it’s the best! Then to wrap it up perhaps we would then check out Frisco Fresh Market for local treasures and produce.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband, hands-down! Owning your own small business is definitely a labor of love and has definitely come with its ups and downs, especially in the last year. Working beside my best friend has always been a gift though. His support and dedication to both of our businesses is unwavering.

Website: https://www.bennyandsonsllc.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/benny_and_sons?utm_medium=copy_link

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niccibenavides/

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC1PeQzFEwnf1ViOhd32GqYA

Other: https://www.facebook.com/Bennyandsonsllc/ https://instagram.com/niccibenavides?utm_medium=copy_link

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