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light on how wonderful of an area Berks County is to grow a small
business. It's full of potential, opportunities and people that like to
shop small and support each other.
EA: That being said, what is Thrifty Gypsy Co. best known for
to its consumers?
WR: Redesigning and updating kitchens and other areas of the
home in an affordable, unconventional way by salvaging what our
clients have to work with for their financial benefit.
EA: Some say you either have an entrepreneurial spirit, or you
don't. What motivated you to start your business?
WR: I had a fear of having to work a job for the rest of my life
that didn't fulfill me. This fear finally outweighed my fear of failure.
EA: Well, with business booming, it is evident that fear of failure
didn't hold you back long! What is your business vision in three words?
WR: Exclusive. Efficient. Economical.
EA: Looking back now - is there anything you wish you would
have known before you started the business?
WR: I wish I would have realized that I could have started my
business a long time ago and spent more of my life doing something
I love!
EA: The good news is, you're thriving doing what you love
now! However, do you find it hard to separate your personal life
and work life?

WR: I wish I could honestly answer this question as someone
who's genuinely achieved the perfect "work-life balance." However,
I still find myself checking work emails or answering calls when I
am supposed to be "off." I do, however, try my best to set aside days
with my loved ones where I put my phone away and focus entirely
on savoring those moments.
EA: Easier said than done, I am sure of it! Do you have any other
challenges, and if so - what resources have been helpful to you in
navigating the road to success?
WR: Staying relevant and competitive in an industry that's saturated with accredited companies. To address this, I've expanded my
network throughout some wonderful groups within Berks County,
including the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the
Restoring Hope Foundation through the Home Builder's Association,
and the Better Business Bureau.
EA: As a fairly new business, I know you have mentioned you
focus entirely on grassroots, word-of-mouth marketing and positive
customer reviews. There is another article in this issue of Commerce
Quarterly that focuses on how to handle the good, bad, and in-between reviews of customers. After reviewing your Facebook page,
it looks as though you've acquired countless positive reviews and
testimonials from satisfied customers, many times including before
and after photos. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to
watching you grow your business here in Berks!

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