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Conversations with Jennifer Nunez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Nunez.

Hi Jennifer, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
This children’s boutique business idea came to happen overnight when I had my last child in 2016. I would dress my son in these adorable unique trends, so then I thought to myself why not offer this to my other mom friends’ and so I created a logo, pitched my idea to two friends and that’s where the journey began. I wanted to offer unique trends for affordable prices and that has always been my motto till now. What was an overnight idea soon enough became a hit and I began to deliver all over OC with my three kiddos, sometimes even delivering until 11 pm.

As the creative person that I am, I began brainstorming what would in six years would become my walk-in store, I would vision how I wanted the setup and decor and on April 3 of 2021 during the pandemic, I brought that idea to life. Had opened up a boutique what I would call the huge walk-in closet for Shetique and Amadeus boytique which has now been revamped to Penelope and Bros, I had an amazing grand opening despite of the pandemic and of course, took all of the precautions needed. My grand opening was a hit and I will forever and never will grow tired of saying how grateful and thankful I am for all my family, friends and customer I don’t even know who support me in this endeavor of mine. As of January 2022, I decided to be an all-online store and I have a major project in the works for my boutique, It is something that has been around, but currently not offered here in the OC. I’m excited to continue to expand my small business and just want to tell any mother and anyone else out there who’s wanting to take a shot at starting up a small business to do so, I went from collecting food stamps, working crazy hours to sustain my children to joining college and now heading to CAL STATE FULLERTON to becoming a successful small business that allows me to stay at home with my children.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road has definitely not been a smooth one joining college definitely set me back on becoming a bigger success, but it’s not all bad when you’re striving to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Everything I know now I learned through trial and error, I learn all the tips and tricks that have helped me be in business for six years now.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Besides running a business and being a single mother of three which I pride myself on, I am also a student who has now achieved to obtained an AA and heading to a university. I pat myself in the back because it has not been easy and most definitely not impossible. What sets me apart from others is that I am not afraid to speak my mind and speak about all my ideas I achieve to bring to life, I don’t let fear hold me back and those who know me know I am all about my word and many applaud me for that.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory would definitely be traveling to Mexico every year to visit my grandparents in Guerrero, Mexico.

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