From the time she was seven, Princess Jenkins observed entrepreneurship up close and personal while working in her grandparents’ corner store while the other kids were outside playing. The Bronx native, who now calls Harlem home, knew that one day she’d open her own business, and that it would be in the fashion and beauty industry. Now, more than 30 years later as a multi-passionate entrepreneur, she owns one of the longest-lasting boutiques — The Brownstone — which has been in the community for more than two decades.

 

On today’s episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Princess — who is also an educator at the Fashion Institute of Technology — talks about the blessing of youth and blissful ignorance when starting out, how to pursue multiple passions (and back them up with training) and how to be sure you’re meeting your customer where she is.

 

On this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The benefits of being a multi-passionate entrepreneur.
  • The importance of backing up your passion with training.
  • How to package your brilliance, so it’s accessible to your clients and customers.
  • How to truly know your customers and their needs.
  • The way to tune into other potential opportunities or extensions for your brands.
  • The core values she things you need in order to build a strong business.
  • The distinction between your mission statement and your vision statement.
  • The difference between giving up and setting something aside until later.

 

 

VISIT THE BROWNSTONE STORE AT…

The Brownstone

24 East 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

 

VISIT THE BROWNSTONE ONLINE AT thebrownstonewoman.com.

 

FOLLOW THE BROWNSTONE AT…

Facebook: @thebrownstone

Instagram: @thebrownstonewoman

Twitter: @brownstonewoman

 

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Fashion Institute of Technology

Vera Maxwell

Grace Kelly

Frank Olive

Lilly Dache

Deloitte

Goldman Sachs

James Brown

Whodini

Bell Biv Devoe

Kool Moe Dee

Sue Simmons

FCC

The New Yorker

Good Morning America

Women in the Black organization

Museum of American Finance

 

 

 

 

 

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