Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series
We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company.
Orange Street Storehouse LLC, a black owned and operated online gourmet coffee, artisan tea and specialty shop. We are known for great gourmet coffee and specialty loose leaf teas. Our coffee collection is 100% Arabica beans with over 60 different blends to choose from including flavored coffee, gourmet, decaf, single origin blends and Organic coffee.
Enjoy the delightful taste and sweet aroma of our loose leaf teas handcrafted with the highest quality dried herbs, berries, chocolate, nuts and edible flowers. In 2017 we launched our new product line called CHATTERBOX by Orange Street Storehouse. Chatterbox is a monthly subscription box service of coffee and tea delivered each month to your home or office.
From our door to yours, Orange Street Storehouse offers you great quality gourmet coffee and tea to enjoy in the comfort of your home with family and friends.
What was your child hood aspirations?
As a child I always enjoyed decorating my grandmother’s home, changing out the different colored lace runners she placed on her dresser and adding fabric to the sheer panels which hung in many of her rooms. Over the past 25 years I’ve studied Cosmetology, Interior Design and worked in Corporate America. I realize that I am a Creative Soul and that’s how I received my vision for Orange Street Storehouse. As a child I’ve always wanted to create and design, so Orange Street Storehouse allows me to do that just on a different platform.
Can you give our readers a quick answer on business advice?
Take time to love on you, because without you there is no vision. Start small and build a solid foundation. Also remain consistent, dedicated to your vision, believe in yourself and never give up. Learn from your mistakes and move forward. Surround yourself with like-minded positive people who will challenge you so that you may learn and grow. Never stop learning, give back and stay humble.
What was your toughest challenge?
I have three toughest challenges. Number one was the overall structure of the business and dealing with my local city officials at the business office. No one had the answers to the questions I had or knew where I could go to get them. After researching extensively on my own I was able to get the information and help need to move in the right direction.
Second challenge was starting a business with no start-up capital to maintain the day-to-day operations as well as inventory and supplies.
The third challenge was and still is time; I am a wife and maintain a full-time job. As an entrepreneur I realize you must create balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to have a successful outcome.
Who are we?
Orange Street Storehouse LLC, owned and operated by husband and wife team Andre’ & Michelle Capers located just minutes from Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia.
From our door to yours, we’re super excited to offer you the highest quality gourmet coffee and tea to enjoy in the comfort of your home with family and friends.
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