My name is Michelle Solano, and I am the designer and owner of Pretty Collected! Pretty Collected was born from my dream of owning my own business and being my own boss. However, planning my wedding was the true inspiration for this business! So many of the little details I loved about my wedding came from Etsy shops. I was not only thrilled to be supporting small business owners, but I was impressed with all the products I purchased. It was then that I realized I wanted to create and sell my own creations too! I made the decision to set up shop, and there was no turning back!
When you have a passion for creativity and you marry it with being your own boss, you get one happy business owner! What started off as a side job in 2014 quickly turned into a full-time job one year later. I couldn't be happier with this awesome journey!
If I could give one piece of advice to someone interested in opening up their own shop or starting their own business it would be this - don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle. It's sooo easy to feel defeated when you see a competitor's number of products, or amazing instagram account, BUT do remind yourself that they too had to start with nothing to become something!