Published 3:15 pm Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Name of Business: Ugabug’s LLC
Street address: 27889 Walters Hwy., Carrsville
Phone number: (757) 562-2688
Operating hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Nature of business: Antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, food and gifts
Principle owner/manager and title: Margaret Bickley (pictured)
Year founded: 2006
Prior locations: none
Number of employees: friends and family
How’s business? The economy has slowed us down a bit but we are still moving forward.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Ugabug’s is different. It is fun and unique. We are not the same ole, same ole. In fact, we call ourselves a Smorgastore, because we have so many different things to offer. Plus we have that “old fashioned southern charm” and know how to treat our customers right.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: A homey atmosphere even though we are a store and an unusual array of items at a reasonable price
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Choose something you love to do and make it your business.
Your first job: My first job was at Roses Department Store. One of the things I did there was to make all the signs in the store.
Your role model (in business or in life generally): Only Christ.
The key to a successful business is: I believe the key to a successful business is to treat your customers the way you would want to be treated yourself.