Letter From The Editor

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 11.02.54 AMOutside of Metro, I also write a weekly column on entrepreneurs. I’ve talked with upwards of 100 business owners and consultants — and while they’re from a range of industries, I have been able to glean one truism of business ownership: It’s pretty damn hard.

They don’t say it in so many words, but they do tell me about their long workdays that never really end even once they leave the office; they tell me about the particular kind of stress that comes with being a business owner: when your business doesn’t make money, you don’t get a paycheck; they tell me about the challenges of trying to shape their business to changes in the economy or in their customer base.

Not every business I’ve worked with is still around, and not every aspiring entrepreneur I’ve met made their idea materialize.

But I love hearing a good success story — and that’s what we’ve got this week with Bamboo Sky, a local boutique started by Tiffany Breeden and her husband Shane a decade ago. Tiffany was only in her mid-20s when she opted to turn in her day job in retail to branch off and start her own shop, and over the years, she’s built a successful venture. A decade in business is truly no easy feat.

The boutique celebrates its 10 years with a party at M Nightclub May 6. In the meantime, I got to check in with Tiffany to chat about what 10 years of Bamboo Sky has been like. See the story here.