Full Name: Fatima Spencer
Company/Business: Flowers From Fatima
Year Founded: 2009
Tell us about your business: Flowers From Fatima is a line inspired by hope, positive energy, and love for nature. I design handmade floral accessories, which include hair clips to wrist corsages.
What inspired you to start your business:Growing up, my father decided to pursue a family run program for the improvement of our low-income neighborhood. Alone, our family turned the urban slum into a paradise. It was then, 7 years ago, that I found an attraction for natural beauty and have grown to connect with our Mother Nature in all ways possible. In mid-December, my father passed, but his vision and dream of hope lives through my flowers. I really aspire to foster a business that will secure a better life for myself, my family, and my friends.
Share one business goal you have: Though more of a short term goal, I hope to make 100 sales by the end of this Summer!
What would you say contributes to your success: The support of my family and friends, alongside my unyielding dedication has and will always contribute toy business success.
What advice would you like to offer other women/moms who are thinking about starting a business:
I’ve got to say to all aspiring business women: If there’s any desire in your heart to create a business doing something that you love, don’t suppress it. We all have a gift to share to the world, but not everyone has the courage to act upon those dreams. Anything is possible. As always, positive thinking leads to positive outcomes. No matter what you choose to do, just know that if you wish to achieve it, you’ve got to believe you can and WILL!
What is your favorite business tool/resource: I find Ning Networks to be especially helpful and FUN! It’s a great way to establish business relationships and lifelong friendships.