For one young lady creating and operating a business is a skill she has been developing since middle school. Beginning with a small, custom tutu business, the now 18-year-old business owner wants to share her experiences with other female entrepreneurs with her unique spin on a networking event.
Her name, you may ask?
Some may know her as Victoria Pressley, a pre-occupational therapy student from Miami, but many know her as Tori Inysha [@ToriInysha] owner of Tori Inysha Hair and self-proclaimed “infoperneur.” She is preparing to launch her first pool party-themed pop up shop, which is geared toward providing a place to network with local business owners and learn from them as well.
Set to take place on Oct. 13, Pressley is working to help a variety of business owners who may also be students cultivate their own brand.
“The purpose of the pop up shop is for local and small businesses to network with one another while giving everyone a platform to sell their products,” Pressley said.
Pressley has experience cultivating a brand, with her ShopToriInysha page reaching over 12.1 thousand followers. Wanting people to associate her success with her face, she took her time to grow her business. “Tori is my nickname and my middle name is Inysha. I wanted a name for my business I could do anything with because I don’t know where God is going to lead me to,” Pressley said.
“It took her a while to get it down pat, because she had so many different businesses,” Pressley’s best friend Daphne Mompoint, said. “It never stuck until she found a passion in making a name for herself.”
“Passion”, Pressley says, is the one thing that pushes her to want to put on this event. She wants to share her passion for being a business owner and hope that this pop up shop can lead to an annual event to help others.
“It will be a great learning and networking experience,” Sebastianie “Seby” Pompee, a psychology student and owner of Blessed Root [@xblessedroots], said. Pompee is a local hairstylist who is participating as a vendor at the pop up shop.
“I believe since there’s so many business-minded people taking part in this pop up shop, we’ll not only get to meet each other and support each other but learn from everyone.” Pompee said.
For more information on the Oct. 13 pop up shop, follow @ShopToriInysha for updates.