Business Celebration for Envy Apparel, a Unique Boutique in Maryville, MO

Maryville, MO – Realizing a long awaited dream, Owner Cheyann Marrison has opened a new storefront in Maryville.  Cheyann says, “Envy Apparel is the first boutique around carrying women’s apparel and tactical gear. This will be the place men will actually want to join their wives on their shopping trip. Plus it is the only tactical store around for our military, law enforcement, and EMS personnel.

Cheyann once thought her dream of becoming an entrepreneur was far-fetched. Last June she decided for fun to create a facebook page to sell items, and to her astonishment, she soon had 4100 members. She says, “All of a sudden my dream didn’t seem so far-fetched after all, so I just went for it.”

This new business owner has high hopes for the future. “In the next 5 years I hope to be the “go to store” for tactical gear rather than having all of our emergency personnel, law enforcement, and military drive up to 2 hours away to get the apparel they need or want. I also hope to be known for the shop ladies can find trendy items at a reasonable price, so spoiling themselves won’t be something to feel guilty about later.”

Words of wisdom she would share with others who set out as entrepreneurs are “Don’t be too scared to make it reality. I’m still terrified, but it’s supposed to be scary. If you don’t open yourself up to the possibility of failure, you aren’t opening yourself up to the chance of success either.”

The Maryville Chamber told Cheyann about Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation and recommended that she try their services. “Keli walked me through setting up my LLC and getting all of the permits needed to get started. She also helped make sure I was on the right track with my business plan,” she says. Now she is looking forward to the business celebration and future customers.