Today we’d like to introduce you to Alise Brown.
Alise, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Canvas Bling started with a single thought. I have always had a passion for women and encouraging women to live up to their full potential. I thought to myself, how can I uplift women and give them a boost of motivation. I began with my very first product which is my “Motivational Cards.” These cards are 30 days of encouraging words. The idea is to read a card a day for 30 days to start your day off on a positive note. After making the cards, I moved on to also making motivational wall Canvases and T-shirts! From there, I began making customized wall dècor and t-shirts as well. Canvas Bling has blossomed into a growing business. This makes me so ecstatic because I know that I will eventually get to serve my purpose in spreading positivity. My end goal is to start a non-profit for women who also want to take the entrepreneurial journey! We can do whatever it is we set our minds to do. I’m the little voice in your head telling you, “you’ve got this Queen!”
Has it been a smooth road?
It has definitely been a bumpy road. In the beginning, my only customers were my family members. My shirts were falling apart. But that did not stop me! I invested in my vision and my brand. I bought the proper equipment and began making the best shirts and canvases I could possibly make. Now, it’s paying off big time. The word is spreading and my customers are now supporting me and sending me even more customers. I pride myself in great customer service and I believe that is why my business continues to grow.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Canvas Bling story. Tell us more about it.
Canvas Bling has a variety of products/services. Currently, I specialize in Daily Motivational Cards (for women), customized t-shirts, customized wall dècor (canvases), and recently added logo customization. I am most proud of how unique my designs are. Unless requested by the customer specifically (logo designs etc), I make all of my designs from scratch. My motto is “your vision, our creation.” I can bring any and every vision to life. My customers love the piece of mind of knowing that whatever details they want to be included will be with a Canvas Bling twist! What makes me stand out from the rest is the fact that I do not have any hidden fees. I charge a flat rate for all of my products. My T-shirts, for example, are a flat rate for front design, sleeve design, and back design. It is totally up to the customer on what they would like to include.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I wouldn’t say any sort of “luck” has played a role. I believe that hard work pays off. If the business is slow for a week, I do what I have to do to get my name out there more for the following week. The work you pour into your business will give you the end result. If something isn’t working, move on. When I first started, I had a product that I was sure would be my best seller. Turns out people just wasn’t that interested in the way it was being made. I didn’t let that stop me from producing the product. I simply changed how it was being made, invested in better quality material, and now, it’s on the top of the list on what people buy from us. Luck has nothing to do with how well your business does. It has everything to do with your work ethic and willingness to keep going and not give up. Even when things don’t seem to be going in your favor. I believe that wholeheartedly.
- Daily Motivational cards $30
- Adult T-shirts $25
- Kid T-shirts/Onesies $15
- Wall Canvases $15-$75 (5 size options)
- Logos $50+
- Large group/bulk orders vary in price
- Custom shot glasses $5 each
- Baby Welcome Box $65
- Website: Www.canvasbling.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Instagram.com/canvasbling
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilovecanvasbling/