Fresh Face, New Space: Megan Beach of Muse + Maven Boutique
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Muse Maven recently celebrated their ONE YEAR anniversary of being a local online shopping experience. Woo Hoo! Megan has a serious eye for fashion, and her powerful presence is something worth snapping about, so I invited her to share what life has been like, as a first year business owner in the midst of a pandemic.
Like many women, I found myself always purchasing my clothing online because I am busy and don’t have time to go shopping. I often found that trendy and unique styles I gravitated towards weren’t available locally. I felt our lovely lake-town could use more fresh, fashion-forward styles and the option, for women who appreciate fashion, to shop locally. So, with research, meditation and planning for where I wanted Muse + Maven to go, I felt it was a crucial time to enter the social media | internet space of retail.
This past year has been equally exciting and uncertain. Building a business from the ground up is so rewarding, but at times stressful. I was so determined to do it myself and had a clear vision that I wanted to execute perfectly. Perfectionism, it can be your best friend or worst enemy. Where are my perfectionists at?! After months of building my website, researching SEO, social media and marketing ideas, and building my brand and niche, I launched Muse + Maven Boutique August 2019.
I was humbled and grateful from the support from local women, I had a successful launch. About 6 months after launching Muse + Maven Boutique, the world experienced a pandemic which changed all of our lives in many ways. For small business owners and parents, like myself, we suddenly had to make changes to our routine to accommodate this drastic change. As a mother, wife, and small business owner I suddenly realized I had to put even more effort into making my business thrive - as my time was now spread thin. This challenge was a blessing in disguise.