We had the good fortune of connecting with Bobbi Boss26 and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bobbi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I love being a Leader and the Queen in charge. Mix that with the fact that I love making money, I loooooooove jewelry, and I am extremely extroverted -I couldn’t think of a better reason to be an entrepreneur! I’ve worked in the customer service industry and project management for years; and I’ve always had a dream of creating my own brand and brand boutique – a space to release the most interesting ideas and projects; while creating an experience for the most fabulous of fabulous customers.
What should our readers know about your business?
Since 2016, House of Bobbi has been curating collective styles for extraordinary Queens. I started out as an online jewelry boutique that frequently traveled for jewelry trunk shows. I’ve expanded in so many ways these past three years. Currently, I’m a vendor for many events in the city of Houston including Bridal Extravaganza, Houston Women’s Expo, Houston Quiencenera Expo, Dress for Success charity events, and many others. In 2018, I landed my first physical storefront in the River Oaks Shopping Center. In 2020 I moved to my new studio, the Hob Jewel and Bridal Atelier, located in The Silos at Sawyer Yards in the Heights. At HoB, we focus on providing the ultimate boutique experience while you shop. We host numerous events in the studio such as Second Saturdays, Sip & Shops, and jewelry making classes for the kids. While running my other business, Paradigm Associates of Texas, it was–and still is–challenging to be present in both businesses and staying on top of things. The biggest lessons I’ve I’ve learned so far: 1) Nobody loves your business more than you do. Act accordingly! 2) You can manifest anything you want – you create your future. 3) Let go of the things that you have no control over and focus over the things you do have control over. 4) Its okay to ask for help – delegating tasks and responsibilities doesn’t make me weak; it frees up more space to be more creative and do more projects that excite me. 5) Give gratitude for where you are in your journey – it’s okay to look back on your progress and profoundly say “I DID THAT – I MADE THAT HAPPEN” 6) If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. 7) Have fun with everything you do! Everyday I learn something about my business and learn something about myself in the process. It is important for me to keep a positive attitude and remain in high vibrations in order to be successful. To the customer who is Superwoman by day and a badass by night, I want my brand to inspire every side of you like it has for me. My goal is for my brand to bring out the confidence and inner-queen in everyone. Whether it’s a blouse meant for the office or a wedding dress meant for a bride’s most important day, HoB adds glamor to any outfit.
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?
Ha – that’s just depends on what mood is my friend is in and what they are down for! I live for a great steak night. The Hay Merchant has great steaks and Elements has the best sous vide rack of lamb. Brunch is also my thing! Lucille’s Jazz Brunch on Sunday – they have an oxtail omelette out of this world! After a long busy week – I definitely look forward to a fabulous cocktail and great music while looking extra cute. Fróse Fridays at Fig & Olive is a great start. For a nightcap, I love Permission Whiskey! I’m always looking for the next vibrant lounge to experience, so I’m excited about a few new bars that are opening. I’m looking forward to visiting Urban Social and Amahle Bar Lounge -both owned by two beautiful black women as well!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friends and family have been my biggest support system. My friends have helped me set up for trade shows, modeled earrings for photos, attended my events, purchased items from my store – I could go on and on about how blessed I am to have great people around me who support me. They are my biggest cheerleaders and will let me know when I need to get it together! Some of the books the I routinely refer to include The Art of War for Women by Chin-Ning Chu and Why She Buys by Bridget Brennan.
Other: House of Bobbi Jewel and Bridal Atelier 1502 Sawyer St. Suite 123 Houston, TX 77007 Join Us Every Second Saturday’s for the SideWalk Sale Event!
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