Viv&Lou, — Apparel and Accessories company, is proud to announce the national certification it has received as a Womens Business Enterprise by the Womens Business Enterprise National Council, WBENC.
The awarding of a certification requires a meticulous process, which includes an in-depth review of the company being considered, as well as an on-site inspection. The process was created to ensure the business is 51 percent controlled, owned and operated by a woman or women.
“Owning and running a business is a never ending process of small, often tedious steps,” stated company representative Lauren Baker. “If you fail to take the next logical step, you are going to stay in place. Successful businesses don’t just happen, you have to work hard to make it happen.”
Viv&Lou received this prestigious honor thanks to the efforts of its female CEO and owner, Denise Thigpen, who has worked to build the company from nothing. Based in South Carolina, the Inc. 5000 award recipient has seen growth of over 230 percent since it started in 2013. The facilities have been upgraded to now fill a facility that is 68,000 square foot, as well as an AmericasMart Atlanta 3,000 square foot showroom.
“You have to be a strategic thinker and the owner of our company understands the need to always be moving forward,” continued Baker. “From customer service to product design, the company continues to evolve by creating new and innovative business practices that improve the company as a whole. While our top products are monogrammed gifts and monogrammed bags, we are continually finding new items to offer our customers. This is just part of our dedication to continue providing a better more inclusive shopping experience.”
The recognition from WBENC is dedicated to helping empower businesses that demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity and that are dedicated to the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
Viv&Lou is an online boutique, as well as a lifestyle brand. It is dedicated to combining personalized, quality and affordable products that provide exceptional turnaround times to ensure each customer has a fun and easy shopping experience. The staff works to ensure that each person has the ideal buying experience because they understand the importance of excellence in service. If an individual is searching for some type of unique gift or wants to let someone know they are special, they will find that the perfect option is provided by Viv&Lou.
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