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Dec 03 2017

The Bark Shoppe CEO Melissa Mitchner on Building Your Business While Bettering Your Community

 

Entrepreneur Melissa Mitchner is a native New Yorker, who grew up in public housing in the South Bronx. Raised by her grandmother, who instilled a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility in her, Melissa got her first and only job, when she was 18 years old working at Best Buy. After rising through the ranks with Best Buy for eight years, a company reorg pushed her out and left her wondering what to do next. But then, an episode of a reality TV show — and a moment of taking massive inspired action — changed everything. The result? Her top-rated, premier pet care facility, The Bark Shoppe, located in Harlem.

 

On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Melissa — who has now been Founder and CEO of The Bark Shoppe for five years and running — shares just what it means to take bold, inspired action (even when everyone else thinks your crazy), how to enroll others in your vision, her smart advice for what you need to know before opening your brick and mortar shop, and how to make your clients become your greatest advocates.

 

 

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of taking inspired action.
  • How to enroll others in your vision.
  • Determine a way that your business will better your community.
  • Why you need to have six to eight months of expenses covered, when opening your brick and mortar business.
  • How to get through those low moments in entrepreneurship.
  • How to know when it’s time to rebrand.
  • The importance of having the right people on your bus (and your team).
  • How to make your clients become your biggest advocates.

 

 

VISIT  THE BARK SHOPPE ONLINE AT THEBARKSHOPPE.COM

 

STOP BY THE BARK SHOPPE AT

100 St. Nicholas Ave

New York, NY 10026

(646) 590-1902

 

FOLLOW THE BARK SHOPPE AT…

Instagram: @thebarkshoppe

Facebook: @thebarkshoppe

 

FOLLOW MELISSA MITCHNER AT…

Instagram: @regal_mel

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Momentum Education

Lehman College

Chicagolicious

Harlem

PetSmart

PetCo

Columbia University
 
 
 

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[Music: “Easy” by SPCZ, 2016 and “Brazilian Rhythm” by Sunsearcher, 2009]

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