We had the good fortune of connecting with Desiree Collins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Desiree, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind BlacKreations was to give people the outlet to “say what they wanted to say” or “use their own words” to express their sentiment. It’s personal. Its thoughtful and allows the receiver to see their importance in your life. In today’s chaotic world, I feel its important to have that highlight in relationships.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a Kreative the thoughts and ideas come as an inspiration. To be unique, you must grasp and document them while they’re still in the air…for they can soon leave you. I am most excited to be able to make something available to where others can express themselves on the item of their choice. It was not difficult but more a matter of choice and discipline. Once I made the choice to give this a try, applying discipline to studies was a must. Many felt I was wasting my time, but while they copy and tweak from others, I learned the skills to create my own unique designs.
BlacKreations is the brand that says now you can “say what you want to say” on just about any type of material. It’s also continuous learning and skill upgrading, and I love everything I learn something new. Being able to bring fresh ideas to your clients is a must.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This may sound weird, but I’m not the ‘a night on the town type’. I really don’t have the time. I work a normal 7-4. Afterwards I’m studying from 4-8. Then from 8-11, I’m working on one of my other businesses: Feeding A Community, Soup ‘n Cornbread, Sherrell’s Glory All Natural Body Creme; am I? I am! Strength-based Art Empowerment Workshops….that’s just a few…lol. I also can cook by trade, so my friends would most likely hang out at my house and enjoy great food. And if they know the town they would probably tell me bye and go exploring on their own…lol. You see I was in two car accidents back to back. So, on some days I’m limited in mobility. But I’m even more thankful to still be mobile
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If you want honesty, there has never been those type of people in my life. Most of the people were either takers or sabatogers. I know that sounds harsh, but some even mentioned how they worked to hold me back by stalling on projects and ideas. I had to learn to accept what was right before, let go and move on towards my goals. It became where the business would become my biggest interest (next to God, he’s first) in offering great products and fantastic customer service. My biggest supporter now is my baby girl who sometimes help market, and my grandchild…he brings all the smiles and love.
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