Every entrepreneurial journey begins with a single step. The hardest step is often the decision to venture into the unknown world of becoming an entrepreneur.
The May 17 Business for Breakfast will feature Melissa Wiles on the lessons she’s learned along the journey to become a successful entrepreneur.
In 2009, when Wiles graduated from Oklahoma State University she had a marketing degree but not a job offer. She took that as a sign to explore her interest in entrepreneurship.
Wiles recognized a gap in the intimate apparel market and began to research the viability of a bra fitting store in Stillwater. In January 2014, she opened Whisper Intimate Apparel. The store provides a private and comfortable environment for women of all ages to get properly fitted for bras and intimate apparel. At Whisper, the motto is: “Beauty is not made here; it’s rediscovered.”
Since opening, Whisper Intimate Apparel has been nominated for a 2017 and 2018 Best of Intima Award, recognizing independent retailers and small specialty intimate apparel stores. Wiles and the store have also been featured in Body Magazine.
The Business For Breakfast networking group will meet from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in Room 104 North in the Center for Business Development at Meridian Technology Center. The meeting includes a guest speaker and provides business owners and entrepreneurs an informal opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences. All networking sessions are free and include a continental breakfast.
The Center for Business Development is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through networking, education, consulting and business incubation services. Assistance is available in various areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. For more information visit www.meridiantech.edu/entrepreneurs or contact the Center for Business Development.
Photo: Melissa Wiles, owner of Whisper Intimate Apparel will present “An Entrepreneurial Journey” during the May 17 Business for Breakfast networking event at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development.