Nathalie Shelton is the creator behind Made With Love by N. An online business that customizes all your daily products, it seems to be quite the success story. Each product unique in its own way, Nathalie aims to please. With her talent and unique creativity, she knows what her clients want and ensures to provide it every single time. An eye for business and creativity, Nathalie is the embodiment of what it means to be a true #GirlBoss. This full time nurse has shown women everywhere that anything is possible if you believe. Mom, Nurse and now entrepreneur, Nathalie is living proof that if you want something hard enough, you can make it happen. We were lucky enough to have her accept for an exclusive interview. Make sure to read the full interview to see how it all started.
BWR: What inspired you to start your business?
Natasha: I decided to start my business, Made with Love by N, after building up the confidence of posting a shirt I made. I had decided to personally customize a shirt just for the fun of it and finally built up the courage to post it on social media to see what people thought about it. Not long after, I got several compliments and inquiries about it. People loved it and wanted to know where they could purchase it. From then on, I knew I had something that I could truly profit out of. Therefore, I became inspired to start my own business and turn it into profit.
BWR: Did you always know you would become an entrepreneur?
Natasha: I’ve know since I was about 16 that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I can still remember when I used to purchase and sell things online to make a profit with the platform ioffer! So it’s safe to say that I’m really not surprised life put me on this path of entrepreneurship.
BWR: What’s been your biggest marketing strategy?
Natasha: Advertising, advertising and more advertising! Social Media can really be your best friend if you know how to use it to its fullest potential. The power that social media has on small businesses is truly inspiring.
BWR: Do you personally customize all of your products or do you outsource to a third party?
Natasha: Each item is personally customized by me. I make everything handmade. So, nothing is outsourced.
BWR: What has been the biggest challenge that you’ve faced as an entrepreneur?
Natasha: The most challenging part of being an entrepreneur is without a doubt truly learning that just because people say they will purchase your products doesn’t necessarily mean that they will. People will often contact me and inquire about my products. Some will even go so far as to express interest in purchasing them or placing an order. However, in many cases, it doesn’t end with a purchase. Definitely a lesson learned the hard way.
BWR: What’s are you most proud of? What’s your best accomplishment professionally?
Natasha: What I’m most proud of is my strength and courage of being a woman. Having my children, working full time as a registered nurse and being able to start and build a business are among some of my biggest accomplishments. I could not be prouder of the things that I have accomplished. I’ve truly learned that anything is possible if you believe and want it hard enough.
BWR: Do you have any regrets? Is there anything you wish you would have done differently?
Natasha: I live with no regrets! They have no place in my life.
BWR: On a final note, where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Natasha: In 10 years, I see my company Made with Love by N being a household name! Oh yeah… and being debt free! Hopefully, 10 years will be enough to make all these things a reality!