Ashley Smith Champions Breast Cancer Awareness With Apparel Brand, Been That LLC
Meet Ashley Smith, The Owner of Been That LLC. The Black-Owned apparel brand is stimulating our fashion sense with one clothing item at a time. The Atlanta-based brand is also championing against Breast Cancer by facilitating a new apparel line for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
Hustle and Soul Magazine got an exclusive interview with Ashley Smith.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Ashley: I’ve always wanted to be my own boss since I could remember but growing up watching my family work 12+ hour shifts, then finally getting home to sleep only to get ready to do it all over again the next day, made me more driven to start my business.
What can you tell us about your company?
Ashley: My company is exclusive with styles exclusively designed by me and we take pride in customer service and fast shipping!
Any Been That LLC recommendations for the fall and winter season?
Ashley: I recommend our jumpsuits for the fall/winter season also we will be releasing heeled ankle boots soon and they are a must-have!
What have been some of the most memorable moments in your career so far?
Ashley: The most memorable moments in my career may have been working with celebrities and getting to see behind the scenes of their lives, it’s very inspirational.
What obstacles have you overcome that have made you a better entrepreneur?
Ashley: I’ve overcome so many obstacles throughout my businesses but my biggest obstacle was moving out of town and starting over from scratch, just taking a step out on faith which ended up working out for me.
What was your childhood like?
Ashley: I never really have it hard while growing up. Even though my father has been incarcerated since I was around 2 years old, I’ve always had a hardworking, loving mother who made things happen so I never missed a thing.
What is a quote that you live by?
Ashley: “No matter how high or low this life may take you, always remain humble with a pure heart and soul”.
What advice would you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Ashley: Stay focused, stay consistent, especially on the days when business isn’t going so well, and don’t worry about family and friends not supporting you in the beginning, your biggest supporters will be people you never met before!
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