Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Nelson.
Hi Courtney, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My name is Courtney which is how my business name originated to “CourtSide” I’ve always been into fashion and beauty soi added the “Glam” to the end. Starting in January 2017 with little knowledge of how to start or run a business so there were a few bumps in the road but I never gave up. At first, I started out with selling strip lashes and doing individual mink lashes. In November of 2017, I had a child so I took a break. In 2019 I started back up again with only selling lashes but I added many supplies that was in correspondence. My presentation and boxes are what always grasp the attention of my customers. At the end of 2020, I added hair weave to my collection. Some days are great making more than my goal and some days are not, but I never give up I keep going and find more ways to get more customers. I am an online-only store, but I do offer local pickup which is very convenient for my customers. My #1 aspect of my business is customer service and I believe that is why most of my clients are returning.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has not always been smooth for me but when you are willing to learn you grow in knowledge. Some of my struggles included not properly starting up my business, not knowing how to budget my business revenue, marketing strategies and more. I will say consult with a business rep to get started to make sure you are starting your business the right way. then when you are at a place money-wise where you can spend money on marketing and different classes to learn do so because it is very helpful.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am the CEO of my business, but I also have a full-time job of being a mother and a full-time job working in the claims department. It is a hassle juggling all those roles at once but I get the job done. I am very reliable, considerate, and trustworthy and I believe that’s what sets me apart from others.
My future plan is to have some of my products featured in some big-time stores. I would also like to have a bigger office/ warehouse and be able to hire employees. I want to be known worldwide and build my clientele.
- Website: www.courtsideglam.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtsideglam/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtsideglam/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkE66d9_JiZhpld_DzaNY0Q