How long has your business been open?
30 years this year
And tell us how you got started?
My degree is in Interior Design and after working for a furniture retailer for a year I joined My father and helped him with the Unfinished Furniture store he had opened.
How long have you been carrying Zibra brushes?
What is your best selling Zibra brush? New to us this year the Palm one
What products do you sell (other than Zibra)?
Do you also refinish furniture to sell? We Sell New finished and Unfinished Furniture, General Finishes finishing products as well as Dixie Belle Paints. We also own a Vendor Market, With 44 Vendors it is within our store and Several of the Vendors refinish Furniture.
What is 1 unique thing about your business?
We are kind of a one stop shop, We have the Finished furniture, Unfinished for the DIY, paints and finishing products, Lots of home decor, DIY classes and we have 44 vendors and Artisans.
What advice do you have for someone starting out as a small business owner?
Start small, find your Niche and grow gradually.
Do you have any successful merchandising tips to share?
Stage the items as you would see them in a home, coordinate, style, theme, and colors and sell everything including the decor. If customers find pieces , not for sale, it just discourages them.
If you weren’t a small business owner, what would you be doing for a profession?
Likely Commercial Interior design.