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

Hi Lindsey, what do you attribute your success to?
There are a few important factors to being successful in business and in life, for that matter.

Don’t be afraid to fail
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Don’t give up when faced with struggles…and always reassess how you are conducting business, ask yourself who you want your audience to be, is your work aligning with your values, are you maintaining work/life balance. And continue to be open to change and growth within your work with shifting needs and wants.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’m not really sure exactly what would set me apart from others who do what I do. But, I would like to think and I’m very proud of, making a conscious decision and effort to make sure that my company and brand are a safe space. I want everybody to feel comfortable to express themselves and have space to explore themselves to find who they are and how they want to present that.

As far as challenges go, as almost everyone, I faced some pretty steep challenges once the shutdown happened. As one can imagine, selling vintage is far from a fixed income, so to have all shows and pop ups canceled for over a year was scary. It forced me to focus on my least favorite part of the business of online sales and presence. Not only has this had a positive impact on business, but on my work life balance as well.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
WOW! I am probably one of the worst people to ask this question. I am very much a homebody and not much of a city person and definitely NOT a planner.

So I suppose I would want to do a week of different hikes or a camping trip up the coast and ask locals where to eat and really just find solace outdoors and just go wherever we’d find ourselves.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many obvious answers to this question, but I will answer with the most current thoughts on this…the community that I have gained through selling online and at markets in general.

I have learned so much from other giving insight, advice, and praise. I’ve learned from working and collaborating with other sellers/makers, models, and photographers. Every interaction will have even the smallest of lessons, if you choose to seek them.

Website: www.louellabasilvintage.com

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