We are pleased to feature Theresa Sloan of Queen Q’s our vendor spotlight for the March Rochester Makers Market
Theresa Sloan founded Queen Q’s in 2013 after years of crafting event planning for family and friends. She loves crafting and creating! In addition to these she works with chocolate, candy, cupcakes and sugar cookie custom designs. Theresa’s specialty is creating unique event themes and custom made decorations and treats to compliment curated events.
TS: When I was younger I’d want beautiful things that may not have been in my reach so I learned to make them. I think everyone should be able to celebrate their lives.
What makes you want to teach/do your business?
TS: I love to decorate and create. I also believe that you can do these things economically.
For you how does what you do as a brand or business related to
TS: It’s a mental wellness really. People connect emotionally to one another. When we laugh, eat, cry with our “village” we form a bond. Coming together to celebrate life’s moments keeps us connected, makes our “village” stronger.
How do you stay healthy?
TS:For me health isn’t just about the body. Mental health and spiritual health are just as important. I try to make strides daily to better my whole self.
What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your career?
TS: I think asking for what I’m worth is the biggest challenge. I know how much time and energy has been spent on my creations. I struggle with pricing and selling.
What is it that inspires you to keep going as an entrepreneur?
TS: I really do love what I do. I keep striving for the day when I open the doors to my own brick and mortar.
What are you working on now?
TS: I have a vendor show and craft show in April. I am also gearing up for Mother’s Day, Nurse’s Day and “May the Fourth” Day in early May 2018.
What has been your best experience thus far in your business?
TS: I like meeting new people and connecting with the community.
What has been your biggest challenge as a company? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
TS: I think reaching new audiences has been a challenge. I have overcome that by doing more vendor and craft shows.
What advice do you have for others interested in pursuing their own business.
TS: I love the quote, “Do what you love and you never work a day in your life”. Be sure to find something that brings you happiness. Find something that you really enjoy and feel accomplished when finished. Then your business becomes your dream.
Is there anything else you’d like the readers to know?
TS: Eat more chocolate!