Hey everyone! 👋🏼 I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your support in my journey creating EmmyLou Boutique as well as a little background about how we came up with the idea to start this business.
I have always wanted to start my own business, and selling clothes seemed like an easy thing to do, right?! Wrong. 👎🏼 There is so much that goes into starting your own online company it’s crazy 😱.
▪️Building a website▪️Finding the right theme you want to use▪️Having enough inventory ▪️Where to buy your clothes from ▪️Thinking about whether the items are good quality▪️Trying to determine what age group you are targeting ▪️Promoting on social media▪️
And the list just keeps going.
I told my husband, Kendall, we wouldn’t have the time or the money to make this happen and to just forget about it. While Kendall was home for a week on leave, he did a lot more research and asked, if we had a business, what would the name be? We came up with “EmmyLou Boutique”. Because, we are HUGE dog people 🐶 and our little Emmy girl is our 🌎 (You can tell we don’t have kids 🤣)
Kendall found a place where we could do a 14 day free trial building a website. So he thought, why not, let’s give it a shot. The more work he did the more I loved it! 😍 Not to mention, the more REAL it started feeling. Close to the end of our 14 day free trial he had built our website, got our business license, and started training me on how it would work. 😂 He’s smarter than me if you haven’t realized that by now. God love him. ♥️
⏩⏩Fast forward 4 months & here we are. Still learning 100s of new things daily. We’ve had a few bumps in the road but have only learned from it. It’s so crazy how much you can learn in a day, and how many new ideas you come up with just by looking at social media and doing research. We are growing bigger and bigger each day & couldn’t do it without all of you. 🌼
🔹I wanted to clear a few things up about EmmyLou Boutique. I’ve been asked often “Who do you work for”, “Do you like the company”, “How do I pay for the items I want”? Here are the answers:
1. My husband and I own this online boutique. Just the 2 of us. We don’t work for anyone (except the Army and my full time day job) 😋
2. Of course I love the company! 🤩
3. Everything is processed through our website. Emmylouboutique.com.There are so many other boutiques out there (especially in my home town in IL) where you comment “Sold” with your size and email address. Our business is a little different. We can email you a draft invoice if you like, however, until it’s paid that item will still show as in stock on our website. All orders need to be processed through our webpage.
Any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! 💌We will now have weekly arrivals on Monday’s! ✨ New dresses, jeans, rompers, and shoes are next on our list!! Thanks for all your support! Don’t forget we offer 10% military discounts to active duty/veterans and their spouses. 💚
xoxo, EmmyLou Boutique 💋