I sell handmade jewelry, stationary and home decor on Etsy.
I have always been crafty and love making gifts for others. I love finding unique jewelry and gifts on Etsy, so thought I would open a shop of my own.
I heard about Aviatra in a business class at NKU. We were talking about venture capitalists in the Greater Cincinnati area. My professor was talking about how Aviatra helps woman owned businesses and I knew I wanted to go through their program one day, and I did. I went through the program with an old business partner for a pet sitting business we were running.
My inspiration is my passion for creating. I love to write and express myself through my creativity. I love small boutiques as opposed to shopping malls and department stores. I’m inspired by all of the other creative, passionate and bad ass woman opening and running businesses. Who run the world?!
This business is new for me so my biggest accomplishment is taking it from and idea to up and running while working a third shift job in a veterinary hospital.
I met so many strong woman who are inspirations and the business owners I want to be. You can make so many amazing business connections and learn so much from all of the people in the program. If you have a question, there is someone in the program who can help you.
My biggest challenge right now is trying to narrow down the direction I want to take J Kro Designs in. I’m constantly coming up with ideas of different things I want to make so I have to reign myself in and focus on a few things until I figure out what works, what’s selling and what I enjoy make the most. That’s why I’m starting my shop on Etsy, to figure out what people are liking before I move on to a bigger platform.