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Life and Work with Khelia Olison Williams and Yanique Nelson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Khelia Olison Williams and Yanique Nelson.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We have had a great partnership for over 11 years with bringing our creativity while fostering an exciting environment for our middle school students. Each year, we would tap into our imagination, utilizing our own resources to decorate classrooms, sponsor fundraisers and plan themed events and activities with our style and flair to boost school morale. During these events, we displayed our craftiness and love for paper decor which expanded into numerous inquiries for customized orders, which initiated the start of Petal Pushers in July 2018.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The journey has been rewarding, but there has been some challenges and lessons learned along the way. The advice we would give is that you must understand your creative value and how to price your product. Secondly, finding methods on how to properly manage customer request and building our brand, while having a demanding career.

Please tell us about Petal Pushers Paper Flowers.
Petal Pushers specializes in various forms of handmade paper artistry such as floral backdrops, selfie frames, shadow boxes, home decor and much more. We provide a hands-on experience that walks our client through a step by step journey on how to enhance their event or home. From themed creations, color selection, detailed material review and etc., insuring we co-produce a quality product with our client.

Who have you been inspired by?
Houston’s own Khrystyna Balushka was a major inspiration to us.

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