Today we’d like to introduce you to Ayesha Burns.
Hi Ayesha, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Well where would I start I have always been a diehard animal lover and always one of my own to since I was a little girl some things that I’ve always desire such as this I’ve never really told anyone I’ve always been pressure to be something that someone else wanted me to be like my mother my grandmother and my grandfather or anyone who said you should be like this so this is pretty much how we started I was in the healthcare field Covid came the pandemic shut everything down I lost all my healthcare jobs I was already breeding as a hobby because I love animals and then turn into something very very very very very big and although it’s not big to most people like where I started at and where I am now I know it’s big and it’s going to be even bigger Amish it’s gonna take time consistency patients a lot of love and a lot of crying but we got started in a mix of in the midst of the pandemic I literally with our back against the walls with no money and just animals and God met me there
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?
Oh wow by far it has not been a smooth road it is bumpy right now as we speak I am literally trying to stay afloat I’m thinking of ways to bring them more revenue we have had many struggles along the way and one of the biggest struggles is the capital keeping supplies in the store now that we have a brick and mortar and a marketing just letting people know we’re here what we have as far as products and services once the name gets out there and people know we’re here I know that we’re going to be unbeatable but right now we’re in our space to grow. Another struggle is trust in people employees people who want to partner people try to scam you I’m so trust is a struggle for me because you know this is my baby a literally started from nothing and I have allowed some people come in to try and help but they have not and that has not been their main goal so just being the boss of something as big as I think it is just learned how to trust people now is my biggest struggle and trust in the right people that’s going to prepare this business for
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
So, I manage on operate supervise nose art pet store we are a full-service pet supply store we offer grooming boarding daycare the only thing we don’t offer a vet service because I have not found the right veterinarian to fit my business model. I specialize in puppy sales and animal cells they call me the puppy queen on Instagram and on Facebook. I’m most proud of the consistency that I have held in this business. Also the consistency as I’ve started this business and where I am now trying to remain consistent that’s what I am that’s what I’m most proud of because I feel like consistency has always been something I have struggled with and being consistent with anything and I feel like as this business is brought to me in like the worst part of my life as I was grieving as I was broke as I had nothing and it just came groomed with love and it just grew from love and that is the basis of this business it’s noahsheartpetstore store where we have the Heart for the pets and I want to be known for that as well not only puppy cells or animal cells but just the love that I put into what I do and to grooming and to watch the dogs and to help in the DM‘s birthday letters taking care of the puppies after they get here and making sure mom is OK it’s almost like taking care of kids but they just don’t speak human language but it is definitely what I’m most proud of just the consistency. The thing that says apart from others is number one or name Noahs Heart Customer and number to the care I guess it’s quality I know I mean it may sound very cliché but I know I provide quality Inn and the feedback I get for my customers have pro-proven that and continue to prove that and I think that really is what sets me apart here all the time I rather come here you’re better than such and such so they don’t care when we take our pet there to get groomed oh they don’t do it with love… You know the things that customers wanna see when you’re handling their animals so I think that’s what sets us apart in addition to me being black I mean it’s not every day that you see a black full-service pet store I’m just saying
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
The thing that matters to me most is love because I feel like without love and nothing matters you can do things for money you could do things as a favor or you can do things because this person did something for you but when you do something for love you do it for free and I think that’s where we find our purpose and that’s why I felt my purpose and I think that is why it is so important because you don’t just wake up every day for money you wake up because you’re in love with what you do
- Email: Noahsheartpetstore@gmail.com
- Facebook: Noahs heart