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Conversations with the Inspiring Charlotte Betts

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charlotte Betts.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I always say that I was born in (Africa) Togo Lomé. Raised in Canada and adopted by the Windy City.

I moved to Chicago in 2007 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Love brought me to the Windy City, my husband of almost 12 years was born and raised on the south side of Chicago so I have him to thank for falling in love with not only him, but this wonderful city.

When I first moved here, I started a blog to document some of the things I love ( i.e life, style, and motherhood).

Blogging has afforded me great opportunities, and the ability to connect with wonderful people throughout the city and beyond.

I, also co-own (alongside my husband) pintsizefaith — a faith-based apparel line where we create fun graphic tees for the entire family.

The concept was birthed from a need. We were searching for cute tees that reflected our minimalist approach when it comes to style for our 2 daughters, but also our faith. What we couldn’t find we created.

We established in October of 2015, and to be honest we had no idea what we were doing, but we knew that if we had a need, surely someone else shared the same need.

When we first started the business, there were times where we came across situations where we really didn’t know what to do. Neither of us had run a business where we offered physical products.

We’ve faced some interesting business circumstances, but that’s the beauty of and in business — there are always plenty of opportunities to learn.

As for our designs, all designs are created and manufactured in-house and shipped by us.

Every shirt and accessory is unique to our brand and conceptualized with the purpose to share our faith.

Has it been a smooth road?
There is always going to be some type of opposition when it comes to following your dreams.

They say smooth seas don’t make skillful sailors, and that is very true.

When you embark on a new venture/journey – whether it be entrepreneurial, personal or whatever the case may be, you are going to be faced with challenges.

Some hard, some not so hard. The only way to overcome is to keep pushing. Easier said than done I know. This is where a strong support system comes in, preferably in a form of a mentor… Someone who’s been where you want to be, that can offer you some lucrative counsel.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Milk and Honee Blog and Pintsizefaith story. Tell us more about the business.
As a content curator, I love creating unique content for brands. The ability to come up with creative ways to promote someone’s vision is exciting. I also love sharing on my blog as it relates to my experience as a mother, wife, and faith… the idea that my stores can be one of encouragement for another is quite rewarding.

As a business owner, the ability to provide stylish apparel that shares a message of hope is wonderful… sharing my passion and working with my husband makes it even sweeter.

As long as I’m in an area where I get to create exclusive content whether it be digitally or through a product, I’m happy.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
Do what you were called to do, regardless of people’s opinion. Trust that you are good enough to accomplish whatever you set your heart to do.

I know that it sounds pretty cliché but it is the truth.

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chuck olu-alabi

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