Proprietor – Voice in African American Business . Valerie Scott is a rising voice in the African American business community. As a new business owner, author, and entrepreneur, she has quickly become an inspiration for many in the black community.
In 2020 Valerie made a customized tumbler and displayed it on Facebook. That’s when everything took off. Orders started coming out of the woodwork. I guess you can say she stumbled back into business. She got the necessary documents and Thingz 4 U was born. She designs and creates mugs, tumblers, key chains, t-shirts, wine glasses, cups and more. You can find her on Instagram at: https://instagram.comthingz4ubyV or her website: https://Thingz4ubyV.com
Valerie Scott began her business journey while still in high school. She and started sewing for others making prom dresses, tailoring suits for men, and women. Also, designing and sewing bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding gowns and more. She eventually added wedding coordination and decorating venues to her resume. While still in High School she worked for small woman owned company called Flags by Lynn where she designed custom Flags and Banners for business and yachts for all over the world, such as The Hotel Del Coronado, all Military Ships, USS Shiloh, USS Henry B Wilson, America’s Cup Stars & Stripes, she even designed a flag for Buzz Aldrin who walked on the moon, and many more.
Valerie Scott is a rising voice is becoming an example in the African American business community.
In 1998 one day while working she thought to herself and asked (why don’t I buy this business; I was doing all the heavy sewing anyway. Then doubt started to creep in so she did nothing and decided to pray for direction. The answer was always there, she was just a little afraid to step out. So, in October of 1999 she took a leap of faith and after much thought and prayer purchased Flags by Lynn. She moved the business home and set up shop. The phones never stopped ringing, and being a one-person business is not always easy, but she was able to keep the pace, and she never missed a deadline. In 2015 after 35 years of sewing and designing she decided to retire and hang up her needle and thread. Yes, she retired her 1950 Pfaff Sewing machine.
Valerie has become a successful business owner, author, and entrepreneur. She is the co-author of the bestselling anthology. Life After Divorce the Journey to Being Healed and Whole, which you can find on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/42pTAxZ
She’s currently working on her debut book which she hopes to release by the end of the year. In addition to writing, Valerie Scott has also become an advocate for the African American business community. A VIP member of the International Association of Women Authors, she is inspiring many African American entrepreneurs and business owners to take the leap into business ownership. Valerie Scott is quickly becoming a role model and inspiration for many in the African American business community. She is a shining example of the power of entrepreneurship and the potential for success that exists within the black community. With her inspiring story, she is showing others that anything is possible if you put your mind to it!
Valerie Scott is a rising voice in the African American business community.