Originally Published: July 29, 2010 10 p.m.
Q & A with Muriel Kropp, owner of Sweet Violet's Antiques & Collectibles at 2485 N. Greatwestern Drive, Prescott Valley. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 778-7264.
Q: How did you get into this business?
A: "I always wanted to have a collectible store, and said if I ever opened one, it would have my grandmother's name, Violet, because she was my inspiration."
Q: What service do you provide in the community?
A: "We offer antiques, collectibles, and gently-used clothing from a popular women's clothing store."
Q: What's the key to your business longevity?
A: "Enjoying our customers and appreciating their repeat business."
Q: What's the best business advice you've received and given?
A: "We always acknowledge every person who comes into our store and enjoy each and every day."
Q: What's something unique about you?
A: "I am an interior designer and I'm one of five kids, so I know how to use my imagination."
Q: How many hours a week do you work?
A: "I work about 20 hours a week with friends who come in and help me with the store."
Q: If you could take a week away, what would you do?
A: "Go to Italy with the whole family, enjoy great food and wine, and relax in the countryside."
Q: How are you handling the economy?
A: "Just like everyone else: one day at a time."
Q: What's something unique about your business?
A: "It changes every week with new and wonderful things and products."