Meet Sumintra, the founder of Swanky Explorers. She is an ardent traveler with a keen eye for what truly makes a tour exceptional and has spent most of her life traversing and exploring the world. After series of explorations, she decided to combine her love for artisan goods and for touring around the globe to create Swanky Explorers. Swanky Explorers is an online monthly subscription for artisan lovers filled of gourmet goods and unique gifts across the country. There are more than five different items added every month in a nicely crafted box. This may include home and bath products, exquisite gourmet goods such as local honey, seasonal tea’s, and scrumptious desserts.
1 | Tell me about your company… What does your company do?
Swanky Explorers is an artisan monthly subscription box filled of exquisite gourmet goods and unique gifts from across the world. Each month you will receive 5-7 artisan items from a new city. You will also receive a newsletter featuring the products’ company, and a product guide to assist you with the monthly curated items.
We travel from city to city to bring you the coolest local artisan items that one has yet to experience. Every month we ship out subscription boxes to our customers.
2 | How long have you been in business or developing your brand?
Since June 2017
3 | What are some challenges you have faced being an entrepreneur?
Brand recognition and marketing to our audience.
4 | How much has social media impacted your business?
Hugely impacted Swanky Explorers; without the use of Social Media, our audience wouldn’t know much about us and the vendors we support.
5 | What makes you unique to other professionals in your space?
Supporting the love of small business artisan owners. To enhance the audiences experience of taste, sight, and smell of each new city delivered monthly to the customers’ front door.
6 | What advice can you give to your fellow millennial entrepreneurs?
Starting your own business by yourself is a true struggle. Keep on trucking. Pursue your end goal for your business without stopping. Make it a reality not a dream.
7 | Bossfidence is all about finding your bliss and building your confidence, how did you know that you needed to branch out from your comfort zone?
After graduating college, I realized I was in such a boring routine. I needed to spice up my life. Working 40+ hours, being involved in networking groups, exercising at OTF, hanging out with Jackson, traveling, and watching Netflix was my weekly routine. I was craving for a much larger desire. I knew I had to create something of my own.
8 | Who is your biggest influencer or inspiration?
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