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Issue 15 – February 2022
The phases of brand love by Tam Goldsmith.
A brand design with nature at its heart by Nicola Stewart.
A mindful story through the eyes of Marili Vosmi.
The Brand You Insider by Emma Downey.
The perfect choreographed experience for my clients with Vicky Grammatikopoulou.
Kill it with quizzes by Heather Carr.
7 steps to sparkling testimonials by Shehnaaz Latif.
Transform your clients into advocates by Remeny Armitage.
Creating powerful reputations by Fiona Johnson.
The 3 pillars to a 5-star client experience by Jenni Schanschieff.
BIZ GIRLS… are taking good care of their clients.
How to nurture relationships online and offline by Marina Gask.
How to manage your stress by Saira Hasan.
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Elena Brennan – Bus Stop Boutique
Can you tell us a little about you Elena? What is a Brit doing in Philadelphia and what’s your business all about?
I’m Elena Brennan a shoe designer, and the owner of BUS STOP Boutique in Philadelphia. London-born, I was whisked off my feet by an American (the first American I had ever dated).On my first visit to the States, he proposed to me, 5-months later, we got married in St. John’s Wood on a snowy romantic Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately we are no longer together, but I have a 32-year old son and two beautiful granddaughters. After a 27-year career in advertising and marketing, I felt I was ready to venture out on my own. Being a single mother, I waited until my son’s 18th birthday, so when I was 48 years old I became a female entrepreneur and opened my shoe boutique, and I haven’t looked back. It’s never too late to change careers! In 2015, I felt I was ready for the next phase in my business and I started designing my own shoe brand BUS STOP X.
You have a physical boutique in Philadelphia so what made you also want to create an online shop?
The Covid-19 pandemic really forced me to create an online shop. When you have to temporarily close your brick and mortar (which is the scariest thing I have ever done) it’s all about survival. I worked extremely hard during lockdown on my SEO and to build my online presence to what it is today. Some good things did come out of Covid!
Since launching your online shop, what has been the impact on your business as a whole?
The impact of having an online shop is huge. I now sell my shoes all over the USA and Internationally too. I love it when I go to sleep and wake up to orders — I sell shoes in my sleep! 2022 will be BUS STOP’s No.15 Birthday, so the online platform will take my business to the next level.
You’ve been subscribing to Brand You Magazine for a few months now, how are you enjoying it?
I absolutely love the magazine, there’s really nothing else quite like it. I look forward to reading my subscription every month and being introduced to like-minded female business women. And even though, I’m in the States I get to enjoy the digital version.
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