Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Johnson.
Hi Ashley, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I can start off by saying was it was all in a leap of faith into a visual passion I created for self. I have always taken a visual attraction to gardening, as in I adore beautiful flowers and how multiple colors, shapes, and sizes coordinate together. I’ve attempted actual gardening, I would love to have what they call a “green thumb”, for gardening but I just do not have it. I took an obsessive attention to Grazing Boxes also known as Charcuterie boards. Charcuterie/Grazing consist of a variety of meats, cheese, fruit, nuts, and my favorite is implementing some sort of a sweet treat. It’s something about the variety of vibrant colors that are intertwined together, it’s actually captivating to me. A friend’s birthday was approaching so I decided to provide her with a Grazing box with some of her favorite items, which was my first and a complete hit and so unique. We both thought wow! This is much better than Birthday Cake, cake has become so boring. After careful consideration and praying on what I would call my new passion, “Grazious Box” dropped in my spirit, I felt how gracious would it be to provide a family or friend with a pretty little box with beautiful treats packaged just for them. My anticipation was a slow steady pace but God had another plan, since November 2020 Grazious Box has been successful, and I am so grateful. I have had a host of support from friends, family and individuals within the community, which has brought me so much joy and appreciation. I have had the pleasure of partnering with “Orlando Luxury Picnics” and “The Picnic Fairy” on a few picnic projects to include a Grazious Box as an add-on to their beautiful settings. Currently, I have an array of ideas and projects approaching and my goal is to execute each one and watch Grazious Box continue to flourish, I realized I do have that green thumb it’s for Grazious Box.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My main challenge was at the start, which was to just Go for it! To put my plans into action.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Grazious Box?
Our Grazing Boxes provide a stunning, eye-catching focal point for any occasion. We create highly stylized presentations designed individually with attention to detail, design, and taste. Assembled with an assortment of various types of artisanal cheeses, a variety of charcuterie, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, olives, dips, spreads, herbs, crackers, breads, and sweet treats. All boxes are nicely sealed with a unique lace.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
In regards to networking, Social Media!! The new networking platform of our generation. I advise one to just throw themselves out there any and everything starts with a simple idea! What has worked for me is to simply “ask” and be “open” to other’s ideas and collaborate. Due to being a new entrepreneur, I know my audience may get tired of seeing Grazious Box I literally post everywhere. I post on various social media streams business and personal, you want people to notice your brand it’s almost like force-feeding until they have no choice but to pay your brand attention.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: graziousbox