Originally Published: October 1, 2009 10:01 p.m.
Q & A with Sadira Conley, owner of Snap Snap used clothing store, 226 S. Montezuma St. The store is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 776-8695.Q: What is the service you provide?A: "I buy, sell and trade men's and women's resale clothing and accessories like hats, shoes, handbags and jewelry. I try to keep it current, trendy and fashionable."Q: How did you get into this business?A: "In 1995, I opened the shop here. I saw the need for a fun and trendy shop in Prescott. "It's fun to be able to give something back to Prescott since I grew up here."It's not ever anything I thought I would do - it's a surprise career. But it's fun. I'm passionate about it and I enjoy it. As a family, we've always shopped on the secondary market since I was born."Q: What's the best business advice you've given and received?A: "My mom, who owns two local businesses, always says you want to create an experience for people. Something that will bring them back because they've been somewhere and done something."Q: What is the key to your business longevity?A: "Flexibility and creativity. I just feel like I have to be constantly changing things and trying things out. Finding creative solutions to take myself in the direction I want to go."My passion for what I do is also key."Q: What's something unique about you?A: "I've got a blog that I started about two and a half years ago. The reason I started to blog was to get my creativity going, giving myself my own inspiration."Q: How many hours a week do you work?A: "A lot. At least 40 (hours) if not more. Owning your own business is like having a child that will never grow up."Q: If you could take a week away, what would you do?A: "I would probably go camping or hiking or go to Florence, Italy."Q: What's the story behind the business name?A: "It was kind of a byproduct of a really close friend of mine, so I named it for him."Q: How are you rolling with the economy?A: "I personally have noticed things being way more up and down. I think people are so conscious of the economy right now, that they are looking for alternative ways to spend their money."Q: What's unique about your business?A: "It's constantly changing. I have hundreds of things that come and go through this store on a weekly basis. People say it's a totally different experience every week."