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Launching & Growing Flourish Market with Emily Grey.

Emily Grey - Entrepreneur

Launching & Growing The Flourish Market with Emily Grey- how Emily transitioned from a Wall Street career to owning her own fashion boutique – which she started from a truck and has grown into a 7-figure brick-and-mortar retail and online business.

Emily Grey is an impact entrepreneur, keynote speaker, coach, and the founder of the Flourish Market boutique in Raleigh, North Carolina – a social impact retailer of women’s fashions and gifts.

Emily started her career on Wall Street as a Vice President of Communications and Change Management. Five years ago, Emily founded her brick + mortar and online boutique, The Flourish Market, growing it to a million-dollar business in less than 3 years with zero paid advertising.

She started Flourish Market from a fashion truck and has grown it into a 7-figure retail location for conscious consumers carrying items that support positive social impact.

She is also the Founder of The Locality, a co-working space and incubator program for female entrepreneurs in Downtown Raleigh, NC.

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Launching & Growing Flourish Market with Emily Grey:

  • Please briefly share the story of your early career.
  • How and when did you develop your passion for fashion that support positive social impact.
  • When did you know you wanted to be your own boss? Who were early entrepreneurial influences?
  • Why are you a business owner? What does it provide you?
  • What led you to launching Flourish Market? What inspired the idea?
  • How long from idea to starting with the fashion truck?
  • How did you fund the start-up?
  • Started in “October 2015 as a uniform delivery truck turned do-good fashion truck.” Emily is a great example of the value of starting small in business and then expanding by reinvesting the profits.
  • Launched brick & mortar store in Downtown Raleigh in November 2016.
  • Please introduce the business model of The Flourish Market.
    • How does it work, and what are the products you offer, how do you sell them, and how do you have social impact?
    • What do you mean by “support positive social impact”?
  • Social Impact – how are you genuinely executing on this mission for your small business?
  • Partner with 200+ brands that work all over the world including right here at home in the United States to drive positive social change.”
  • “Million-dollar business in less than 3 years with zero paid advertising.” How did you hit 7 figures with no prior retail experience, ads, or loans?
  • Is your small business profitable?
  • The Wholesale Way – course for small social impact makers looking to learn how to get their products onto retail shelves.

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.


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