Sarah Russell

Published 8:58 am Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Name of person featured: Sarah Russell

Name of Business: Sarah Lee Shop

Street Address: 32118 Main St., Boykins

Phone Number: (757) 516-7979

Operating Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday

E-mail address:

Nature of Business: We offer dry cleaning service. We also offer fine women’s clothing from some of the finest designer companies in New York, for instance, Tally Taylor, Daniella Couture, Elite Champagne, Aussie Austine,  just to name a few. We also sell a wide variety of books and antique dishware.

Year Founded: 2008

Number of Employees: One — my mother-in-law, Shirley Russell

How’s Business? Good, with great customers  that support Sarah Lee Shop in any way they can.

One thing you wish people knew about your Business: We are the only dry-cleaning shop within a 14-mile radius of Franklin and Murfreesboro, N.C. If you bring your clothes in by Wednesday, they will be back by Friday evening or Saturday morning. If you bring them in after Wednesday, you will have to wait until the following Friday evening or Saturday morning. We have the best prices — $4.75 per garment. We clean just about any clothing except for suede and leather. We offer the finest clothing for women for events and special occasions.

Something you offer that customers won’t find elsewhere: Dry cleaning services and women’s clothing for all sizes

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Never dwell on the negative, and strive off the positive.

Your first job: I worked at a florist shop.

Your role model ( in business or in life generally ): My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The key to a successful business is: Make sure you always make your customers feel valued and appreciated.