We spoke to Trendy Memo founder Ashely Deal for the inside scoop on this incredible box and how it all got started! See the Trendy Memo story below↓
♦ What is the story behind Trendy Memo? How did you get started?
I created Trendy Memo to help busy working women like myself stay trendy and get through the workday! Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that get you through your workday – maybe it’s the new notebook you’re taking notes on, or the cute paper clips you just bought, or even indulging in that quinoa salad recipe you found online. No matter what it is Trendy Memo provides a fun and simple way for women to receive practical and decorative products to use while getting ready, during or unwinding from work.
♦ What should we know about you or your background?
I am a working mother of two and an entrepreneur. I have a passion for marketing and love finding and sharing new products with others.
♦ What is your mission?
Work Hard. Work Pretty!
♦ Why is it important for you to help working women like yourself?
I think it’s important that women take time to spoil themselves a little bit- and why not do it where we spend most of our time – at our desk! When we are at home we are so focused on giving all our love and attention to our families and keeping the house in order. I think work is a perfect place for women to give themselves a little time to escape and express their style! Trendy Memo makes it easy for women to be stylish at work because we hand-pick trendy products for women and deliver these products right to their door (or office) each month!
♦ What are some of the biggest challenges balancing life and work?
Like I mentioned earlier, I think one of the biggest challenges is finding time to express our own style throughout each day. We are so focused on keeping our home put together and everyone else that I think we put ourselves and our style at the bottom of our task list.
♦ Tips for young women entrepreneurs?
Below are four key areas that have helped me as a women entrepreneur
1. Set goals and assign deadlines.
2. Focus and believe in yourself and your vision.
3. Find a mentor and listen to them–constructive criticism is a key to success.
4. Surround yourself with positive people who want you to succeed.
♦ What gets you through the workday?
Finding enjoyment in my work and challenging myself each and every day — oh and receiving my Trendy Memo box of course!
♦ How do you think our products help inspiring entrepreneurs stay motivated?
I have been a big fan of the Graphique Collection and was so excited to share two of their items in our April Box. This collection provides women unique styles of essential items for the workspace. I can’t wait to partner with Graphique in future boxes!
♦ Have any favorites from the Graphique collection?
I love Graphique’s note cards, especially with the gold foil touches – this is very on trend! Another favorite is the mini jotters, they have come in handy so many times when I’ve had meetings on-the-go; plus they come in a variety of designs!
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