Today we have the pleasure of getting to know Therese; small business owner of NE Tee & Reloved Fashion, both located on the lower level at Ugly Glass & Co.
Therese's story is an inspiration to moms and small business owners everywhere. She proves that it is possible to pursue your passions, take care of your family, and run a small business all at the same time.
Like many of us, over the years she has worn many hats on top of wife and mother of 3; from Marketing to Operations and has 20+ years in Cosmetics. Most recently she led a team at KC Custom Hardwoods; the complete opposite of the cosmetics industry.
Therese’s small business, NE Tee, makes tees of course but also jewelry, hats, and bags. I asked Therese what her favorite thing was to make, and she said “My favorite thing is coming up with new ideas and concepts of what will sell and what will be a hit. I enjoy the fun; make you laugh out loud shirts and patches.”
In between track meets and football games; she somehow finds time to go hunting; hunting down clothing and accessories to be “reloved” and sold at an affordable price through her other small business; Reloved Fashion. Most of Therese’s finds are for sale for under $10. Making her Reloved Fashion Booth a very affordable option for those on a budget and a need for business casual attire.
Therese's favorite thing about owning a small business is the flexibility and creative freedom it provides. She cherishes the opportunity to connect with other artists and makers, and she is grateful to be a part of the talented community in Kansas City. Therese's small business journey has been a testament to the power of pursuing one's passion and embracing the entrepreneurial spirit.
So, the next time you find yourself doubting whether you can have it all, think of Therese. Remember her story and let it serve as a reminder that with the right mindset and a little bit of hard work, you too can achieve your dreams and own your own small business.
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