Hey Friends! I'm so glad to be back here on the blog, sharing other amazing, women entrepreneurs with you all!
For this January, I am so excited to share this gorgeous girl's business & story with you! Paige with No Roots Boots was telling me all about her last July and how inspiring her story is. And now I get to share that with you! Here is Hunter G Rogers!
Q: What is your Business?
HG's Closet (Online Clothing Boutique)
Q: Why did you start it?
I've always had a love and passion for fashion. Owning my own boutique and being my own boss is something that I've always dreamed of!
Q: What are you most proud of as a business owner?
I think I'm most proud of the fact that I took what little I had and created something that I love. Something that makes me want to get up every day. I was a freshman at Purdue when I started HGC and by the time I was ready to graduate, I was able to run my business full-time. I couldn't picture myself in any other position or doing a different job.
Q: What is your biggest struggle that you’ve overcome? And how did you handle it?
"My biggest struggle seems to be staying creative. It's so easy to get into the same pattern, buying the same kind of pieces, and doing the same things to attract customers. I've tried to overcome this by doing more reading, spending time doing more engaging activities that I love, taking a step back and coming back to my work later on."
Q: Who is your biggest (business) role model? Why?
"I wouldn't say that I have just one! I look up to so many strong business owners! A lot of my role models are a part of a community called the Boutique Hub. There are so many strong women to credit, but Ashley Alderson, founder of the Boutique Hub is constantly inspiring me with her passion and integrity!"
Q: What advice would you give yourself when you first started?
"Don’t be afraid to take a chance. And most importantly, you get out what you put into something. There's plenty of things I wish I would've done when I started out. But I wish I would've pushed and worked harder then like I do now. It's worth the hard work. It's not worth giving in when it means the world to you."
Q: Where does your inspiration come from?
"I originally started selling my used clothes on Poshmark. I had so much fun packaging and picturing my items. All I could dream about was running my own clothing store!"
Q: Anything else you may want to say to someone else wanting to start but too afraid.
"If you can't stop thinking about it, that "what if" will always be in the back of your mind! Going after your dreams and making them into a reality is worth it. It may be hard and enduring but to me, I'm so thankful I took a chance."
You can find HG's closet on:
Her Website: https://boutiquehgscloset.com/