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

Hi Yazmin, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I believe it all comes down to how bad you want it. Its always easier to just give up but if you start something its for a reason, and if you keep going you never know where it will lead to. I always go back and fourth about giving up when I get discouraged, but something in me doesnt allow it. I know I have to keep going because the potential is there and maybe in the future my business will be where I envision it to be.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I love fashion and getting dressed up, which is what drove me to starting an online boutique. Every item in my store is hand picked by me as it reflects my personal style, and it is my mission to carry fashionable trends,  without compromising quality and price.

Has it been easy? Not at all! I have my highs and lows when it comes to my business. Theres days I want to give up when I get discouraged, and getting my name out hasn’t been easy, specially when no one really knows you! Finding the time to take pictures and videos and spending time looking for new inventory, just makes it harder when your time is limited.

As a new boutique owner, I’m still struggling to overcome challenges because everything is still a learning process for me. At the end of the day, I do my best to achieve what I can with the time I have.

A lesson I have learned throughout the way, is that there is no perfect time to start and you cant expect to grow from one day to another.

I want the world to know that the goal for my boutique is to make women feel beautiful and confident in the clothes they wear! I am forever grateful for those who have supported me throughout my journey whether they’ve shared or liked a post and who have previously purchased from me! It truly means the world to me!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a friend of mine was visiting I would definitely take her to places she may want to visit, but if I had to pick it would be to eat at a nice Mexican restaurant where we can enjoy good music and have some drinks. I would also take her to a bar for a night of fun and go bike riding downtown!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shoutout my sister because she has always encouraged me to keep going when I get discouraged. I also want to shoutout my husband who aside from pushing me to keep going, he also helps me with the business, like shipping out items, etc.

Website: www.collectionsbyyazmin.com

Instagram: @collectionsbyyazmin

Facebook: Collections by Yazmin

Other: Email: info@collectionsbyyazmin.com

Image Credits
Credit: @faubriicio

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