Girl This!

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Name of Business: Girl This!

Address: 409C S. Church St., Smithfield (The Smithfield Station boardwalk shops)

Phone number: (757) 357-2996

Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (extending hours during summer)

E-mail address:

Nature of Business: Specialty children’s retailer

owner: Stephanie Sabin (pictured)

Year Founded: June 2008

Number of employees: 4

How’s business? Growing

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Great unique gifts for all ages and hobbies — from dance to sports to princess

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We host girls birthday parties — make your own lotion, lip gloss or body scrub. We carry leotards and dance shoes.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Don’t be scared to take a chance on a unique idea.

Your first job: Restaurant hostess

Your role model: My family — they provide support, knowledge and love.

The key to a successful business is: Enjoy what you are doing and have fun.