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Janie’s Emporium Boutique

Janie’s Emporium Boutique, Alisha J. Taggart-Powell

Location: Buffalo, New York
Formed in: 2010
My successes.

Taggart-Powell was able to develop a business plan, launch her store, and hire employees. She currently mentors future entrepreneurs and encourages others to, “become an expert of your craft.”

What inspired you to start your business?

Alisha J. Taggart-Powell opened her business to honor a relative’s memory. Janie’s Emporium Boutique is infused with the spirit of her grandmother, Miss Janie, and the characteristics she embodied: creativity, inspiration, and a feeling of connectivity. Janie’s Emporium carries carefully curated products including teas, jewelry, and home accents from places around the world such as India, Thailand, and Indonesia. Taggart-Powell emphasizes her store’s sensory experience so customers are delighted as they move throughout the space.

How SCORE helped.

Taggart-Powell attended SCORE’s Straight Talk Conference on two occasions. She also took advantage of some of SCORE’s other offerings including workshops and seminars. Those tools provided a foundation for her to develop a financial plan and marketing strategy. She likes to keep in mind that a business plan, “is a living, breathing, working document,” and that, “any setback can be a setup for a comeback.” 

130 S Elmwood Ave,
Buffalo, NY 14202

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