How My Small Business Got Started

Hey Friends! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I started this to share a little bit more about myself and my business!

Let’s quickly rewind to the very beginning... I started my shop on Etsy as a custom mug shop. The business’s original name was Penny Prints Creations, hence the website name (still on my to do list to update that). When I posted my first listing I invested a little bit of money into Etsy ads and within about a week I got my first sale from a stranger! After that, the custom mugs took off. I. was. Busy. I couldn't believe it.


Now let’s fast forward, I started an instagram and TikTok for the business and started discovering so many other young women who run a small business, some of them right out of their own bedrooms! [Side bar] One of my favorite things about the small business community is that so many owners post behind the scenes and share how they do certain things for their business. I fell down a rabbit hole and came out knowing this was going to be my thing. After some time, I didn't want to just do the mugs anymore. I got excited about wanting to create content and invest in a whole brand, in new products like glass cups, cute accessories and apparel.


Which leads us to today, I am a fully online shop, and I attend pop up markets. I sell uplifting, cute and trendy products! I am now entering a new era where I’m finding the confidence to share my journey and tips that I have learned along the way. I’m reaching year three with my business venture and I am filled with gratitude for the lessons learned, the challenges overcome, and the small wins that have shaped my path.

Thank you for reading about my journey so far! 

Questions? Dm me on instagram @pennyandcoo

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