We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacy Grosse and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started Pop Spot because I was struggling with postpartum and a child with colic. I knew I wasn’t going to be a good mom if I stayed home at that time and needed an outlet for myself. With a background in retail, wholesaling and event-planning; i thought a little smarter and not harder and decided to host monthly trunk shows in Midland. West Texas doesn’t have any curated shopping around and this is how Pop Spot was born in 2016. I initially started to have a hobby away from my screaming child and it quickly turned into a passion to create a space for small businesses to showcase their products in front of a very niche market. I love small businesses and have a heart to work hard from them to be successful, we are all in this together.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Pop Spot is an event company founded in 2016 in the hopes to provide a new avenue for emerging brands and small businesses. “Shop Small. Give Back. Have Fun.” We hand select brands from all over the country and host high-end shopping events both large and small, with ticket sales benefitting local charities. In 2020, after having to cancel shows due to COVID-19, I was able to franchise the business model across Texas! We are in 5 different cities and growing quickly. I saw that storefronts and malls are taking a turn for the worst and I wanted to step in and bridge the gap from wholesaler to consumer so that less brands would have to shut their doors.
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?
I would say a beer crawl in either uptown or Deep Ellum
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I look up to boss babes….one in particular is Kendra Scott.
Instagram: @popspotevents (corporate account)
Facebook: Pop Spot Events