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San Francisco House Adds Bling in a Subtle Way with Amazing Artistic Craftsmanship

Join us in congratulating San Francisco House for being in the Top 10 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the Most Glamorous, Savviest in Social Media Categories”!

San Francisco House Places in the Top 10 of the Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media Categories

San Francisco House
Congratulations to San Francisco House located in Genoa, Nevada, for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 for the Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Sheila Hare and asked her to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Sheila: The creative process of developing new strategies, and setting high goals.

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Sheila: Our Artists. They are Amazing. The Art sells itself.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Sheila: We want to support Native American Artists, so much of their work is being copied in the Pacific Rim and Asia. Our Proud Native American artists deserve to be honored, and their culture continued through this work.

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Sheila:

  • Work Habits.
  • Creativity.
  • Positive Attitude.

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Sheila: GET BUSY! The more you sell, the more you learn. Don’t wait to get started.

Inspiration

StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Sheila: The rolling High Desert of the Southwest. The Navajo Ceremonial Dances. High Red pueblos and Old Navajo Rug Weavers.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Sheila: “Where the Wild West meets Old Hollywood Glamour”

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Sheila: Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Sheila: PayPal, Working Capital

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Sheila: Start with what you have lying around the house. Then narrow it down into a specific genre you are interested in.

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Sheila: Facebook. eBay Auctions. Mail Chimp Emails.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Sheila: Always have integrity. Customers feel vulnerable buying online, make them feel safe with consistent service and fast deliveries.

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Sheila: When the Economy crashed in 2009, so did our auctions. We got slaughtered on ebay auctions. We had to completely change the game and started offering the “Best Offer” option instead. Sales were slower, but more profitable by that method, and soon began to grow again.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Sheila: Custom made jewelry, that we have commissioned by our artists.

StartupNation: Have a funny story about a client or business transaction that you want to share along with a key lesson learned?
Sheila: Once a man asked me to GIVE HIM my entire collection of jewelry. He had NO CLUE that I was a single Mom trying to support three small children, WHILE supporting the entire Navajo Nation of Artists and Silversmiths.

Learn more about Shelia, her business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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