We are excited to announce that Bella Notte Linens is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! They are featured in the Design – Textiles category, (see their nomination here) and you can support them by voting for us up to 6 times per day! Of course you can check out other makers as well while you’re visiting the site. We love to see what other creatives are dreaming up and right here in the US.
Each year Martha Stewart Living honors a group of makers, craftspeople, small-business owners, and innovators from across the country in four key categories: crafts, design, food, and style. These makers are recognized for their dedication to creative entrepreneurship and to building successful businesses and communities.
They were asked what advice we would give to an aspiring entrepreneur.
Here’s what they said: “Intention will always come through in your work. Be authentic, fill your own niche, and don’t worry about the competition. As long as you are being true to your vision, you will always stand out. Also have a team that is supportive, innovative, and that gives you the space to be creative. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by day-to-day operations, but try not to lose sight of why you started down this path. Do things to stay inspired and nurture your well-being so you can put your best into your product.”
What advice would you give?