Nyree Nance is the founder and CEO of B.H. Grace Boutique. She established this company to bring cute and comfy, modest clothes to women’s fashion.
Her mission is to promote modesty in an industry where being provocative is praised and to merely provide an alternative.
Join her as she scales the Modesty Movement and changes the scope of fashion, one dress at a time.
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
I believe owning my own business is a calling I have answered to.
Even as a young girl, I had several ideas on how I would leave my mark on the world but never really knew where I should be.
After several starts and failures, it wasn’t until I graduated college that I decided to take my passion and love for the fashion industry to make an impact on others around me.
Tell us about your business.
B.H. Grace is a faith-based online boutique geared toward the Modest Woman. We believe that beauty is given inwardly by God and resonates outwardly.
Established solely to inspire women to express their style more modestly, B.H. Grace effectively promotes class mixed with a little sass, all while holding tight to our Christian beliefs.
Are you currently running any promos/contests/giveaways that you would like our readers to know about?
In an ode to the Lady Boss Blogger, we currently have a promotion for 20% off of our entire website. Just use the code LadyBoss at checkout to receive your discount.
I’ve been recognized locally, as a small business owner by my community church, The Living Gospel Dallas.
Where is your business based?
B.H. Grace is online, but it’s based out of Dallas, TX.
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
I actually sat down with an advisor I entrusted with my business idea, and he gave me the initial keys to getting started, including creating a Tax ID, developing a website, all the way down to creating business cards.
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
Old-fashioned “word of mouth”. It still works!
Providing exceptional service to customers who love your brand is the way to keep them coming back again!
Not only that, as long as you’re providing a great product, they’ll tell others about it.
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
The biggest challenges so far have probably been centered around personnel. It is so important to make sure you have positive people around you at all times, especially when first getting started.
The people you choose to partake in your building your dream are vital because they have to believe in the vision AND be willing to do whatever it takes to make it come to fruition.
If you are able to find a team that loves your idea like their own, you will be unstoppable.
How did you overcome these challenges?
I believe that any good idea that emerges will attract the right people to get it accomplished.
The hardest part is persevering through these challenges to see it through. I have learned, though, just to keep going, pave the way, and soon, others will follow.
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
In difficult times, it is almost always necessary to take a step back, reflect, and remember why you got started in the first place.
Often times, people who are very passionate in their field decide to give it all up, when faced with a few setbacks, because they’ve forgotten why they have chosen to do what it is they do.
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
By remaining true to myself. Business owners desire to make money, but if money is all you had and you had nothing else, then what?
I endeavor to display my love for my faith, customers (whom I often refer to as my family), and my craft in all that I do. This is important, not only in creating a brand but in building a lasting business as well.
What is the best advice you have received recently?
This may not have been recent, but the best advice I’ve received EVER is to ‘never give up’. How often do people give up before they even get started?
We count ourselves out long before others even get a chance to. You’ll never know the fruit of the matter until you see the end of it.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Besides ‘never give up’? My advice would be get started. So many people are waiting for your ideas to manifest.
Don’t deprive the world of your creativity because of fear and/or doubt. Always believe in yourself.
What are your favorite business tools/resources and why?
My favorite resources are other business owners. There is no help like going to the resource itself.
Linking up with others who have gone before you will give insight into various areas you may or may not have previously considered.
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
I love books on finance and gaining wealth. I believe that with the knowledge, I can change the outcome and future of upcoming generations. Currently, I’m reading You Can Retire Early by Deacon Hayes.
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
One of the more challenging things about running any business is developing a good marketing plan.
Currently, I’m on a mission to find the perfect influencers that understand her vision and direction of B.H. Grace and are able to make it come to life.
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
I am set out to connect with other local business owners and/or bloggers that have similar ventures and passions.
I have a desire to build and be a part of a network of like-minded individuals to help reach, impact others by spreading as much positivity as possible.
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