The Secret Society

Published 9:10 am Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Name of person featured: Sonya Worrell

Name of Business: The Secret Society

Street address:  22225 Main St., Franklin inside the Legends Mini Mall)

Phone number:  (919) 648-8766

Operating hours: Sunday and Monday by appointment only, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Intimate apparel

Owner: Sonya Worrell

Year founded: 2011

Number of employees: 1

How’s business: Open house noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have elegant lingerie as well as other fine intimates, including a nice selection of hosiery.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Designed body stockings and thigh-high, embroidered pantyhose, leather and intimate “goodies”

Advice to aspiring or new entrepreneurs:  Work as if it is impossible to fail

Your first job: Some telemarketing company while attending college. I didn’t do well because I didn’t believe in the product.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Mary Kay Ashe, Gloria Mayfield Banks, Michelle Obama and Grandma Margaret “Dee” Worrell

The key to a successful business is: God! Working smart and not hard, advertising, courage, treating people with respect, and maintaining a great attitude.