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Meet Amy Guerrero of Moss Points North in Central Phoenix

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Guerrero.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have always been interested in fiber arts (knitting, friendship bracelets, embroidery) throughout my life and had it as a side hobby throughout college. I started an online shop in 2009 where I sold handmade accessories and home decor items. I started expanding the business and focusing on macrame in 2016 and since then, I’ve enjoyed participating in local Phoenix area markets, teaching classes throughout the valley and having my items carried in small boutiques.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
For me, it was hard to grow my business as a side hobby. I really had to make it my main priority and that meant no steady full-time job. When you start out, your time is your only free resource and knowing how to prioritize it can be a struggle. I’ve always tried to keep a positive attitude and trust in slow and steady growth. Being in Phoenix is wonderful since there is such a desire to support local makers and businesses!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Moss Points North – what should we know?
Moss Points North offers macrame and woven home decor and accessory items. I love that my business is providing the valley with quality and affordable plant hangers, wall hangings and keychains! I am proud of the educational resources I’ve been able to develop and offer about macrame and weaving as well. I don’t hide my craft but rather encourage other people to explore it for themselves if they’re interested!

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I think positivity and enthusiasm can help in so many ways. Not only do you encourage yourself along the way to keep going but by being positive with clients, and vendors and market goers you become a person people want to work with want to see succeed and want to support.

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