Created from Stacey’s love of crochet, the Lookfabulous online shop provides customized apparel and specialized gifts to customers who want to look and live “outside of the box.”
We caught up with owner Stacey Ferguson to learn more about her and her business as she readies to present in the culminating showcase of our summer 2021 Small Business Impact Program cohort.
How did you get your idea or concept for your business?
I had already been customizing things, sewing and crocheting, but not to this level. When the pandemic hit, I began making masks which turned out to be a game-changer for me. Stores began to close and the demand for custom items began to rise. With holidays, graduations and birthdays, the demand increased.
What motivated you to apply for the Impact Program?
I had a couple of friends who were graduates of the Impact Program who thought I could benefit from the training and encouraged me to apply.
What were your goals or something that you were hoping to learn?
To get a better handle on my finances. I can talk about my business all day, but knowing where my money was going and how to project it was a different thing.
What was your favorite or most enjoyable part of your time in the program?
My advisors. They have pushed me and made me think bigger and I appreciate that.
Where do you see your business 5 years from now? 10 Years from Now?
Five years from now, I hope to open a training facility for individuals with special needs. Ten years from now, we hope to have opened a second location with a warehouse for production.