We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Isrow and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ashley, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe kindness and superior customer service are pivotal to the success of any business.

I always lead with giving exceptional customer service and firmly believe that treating people well is the easiest way to build a successful brand, business and reputation.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I own Board and Brush Creative Studio in Santa Monica.. We are a DIY studio and wine bar. Guests come to our workshops to make decor for their home while drinking wine. You don’t have to be artistic or creative to rock something really cool.

I’ve always wanted to run my own business. I tend to take risks and always push the boundaries. I believe if you’re truly passionate about something and commit to it, big things will come.

The best lesson I’ve learned throughout this process is how important it is to keep a positive mindset. Running a business is incredibly stressful and it’s very easy to get kicked down. A positive outlook will keep you running strong!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have a few favorite places in LA that I would take my friends to.

Howling Rays for a fried chicken sandwich.

Forma Santa Monica for wine & cheese

Shutters on the Beach for drinks and people watching.

Cookie Good for insane cookie action.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family has been my everything through this journey of entrepreneurship. It takes a village to run a successful business and I couldn’t be more grateful for their unconditional love, support & help throughout this crazy ride.

Website: www.boardandbrush.com/santamonica

Instagram: Boardandbrushsantamonica

Yelp: https://m.yelp.com/biz/board-and-brush-studio-santa-monica-santa-monica

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