We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine Ahnie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine, what’s your definition for success?
The first thing most people think about when asked to define success is a dollar amount. But in my opinion, success is about so much more than that.
Success to me is being healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, while being able to support myself doing what makes me happy.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am preparing to launch my business, The Creators’ Brand. The Creators’ Brand is a space for anyone who works in a creative industry to boldly feel proud of their craft. The brand is starting off with t-shirts, hoodies and mugs that make a statement, and I have so much more planned for the brand in the future that branches far beyond apparel! What I am most proud of is that this is my first business that I have owned by myself. I’m also proud of all the hard work I put in behind the scenes to make this launch as successful and professional as possible.
I have been working on the brand off and on for the past two years, so this is no fly-by-night idea. I had a halfway, sorta kinda, but not really launch when I first created the t-shirts in 2019, but I never really pursued the business, nor did I have my LLC at that point. I had sent the website to some friends, but never had a true launch. I’m so grateful for my parents and the few friends that actually purchased from me when The Creators’ Brand was in more of a “hey, I’m selling t-shirts!” stage and less of a business.
Because this is my first business, I have literally had to learn what the heck I’m doing as I go. I knew nothing going into this, so there has been a lot of trial and error, research, do-overs, and “let me just try this” moments. But nevertheless, what kept me going through the frustrating and discouraging moments was knowing that I was doing this because I truly believe in my vision, and envisioning how far the brand can go as I stick to my current business goals, and create new ones along the way.
I’m so excited to launch this summer, and am looking forward to seeing creators all over rocking The Creators’ Brand.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can’t possibly answer this question without giving recognition to my mother. When I say she is my BIGGEST cheerleader, I absolutely mean it. There has been nothing in my entire life that I wanted to pursue that she hasn’t been there to encourage me for, whether it’s arts related or not. From pursuing an acting career, to creating content, to starting a business, my mom has provided 100% support the entire way through. If there is any way she can help me succeed, she will, and she has made that clear my entire life. Whether it’s brainstorming and throwing ideas around, to providing financial help, to making connections for me, to providing moral support, I can always count on her. Because we’re so close and she knows me so well, having her encouragement and help along all of my endeavors is not only appreciated, it’s actually useful! She has some of the best ideas! I couldn’t imagine accomplishing what I have accomplished in life without her.
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