Today we’d like to introduce you to Terriana Hicks.
Hi Terriana, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My vision for my business first started when I lost my little brothers; one from a car accident and the other from gun violence. The “F” stands for Faizon he was my twin, my best friend. Even though I’m the oldest he always thought he was the oldest. My baby brother Malik is the “M”, He literally stepped up when our brother died.
He was the baby but handled things as if he was the oldest. When they passed they left plenty of nieces and nephews for my family to remind us of them for the rest of our life. One day, I knew I wanted to do something to keep their name alive. I started looking at Tiktok videos and I decided I wanted to be a Luxurious picnic planner.
I stayed up plenty of nights researching new ideas for my business. I decided on the name F & M in memory of my brothers Faizon and Malik. In 5 years, I see my business expanding. I will be putting my proceeds towards my child and my brother’s children’s college funds, or their future endeavors they decide to take within their journey in life.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Being a new business owner in a city I’m not from and barely knowing a good amount of people, I must say it has not been easy. But I do know not all things in life are easy. I have been learning myself on a different level during this journey.
My journal has been my best friend, I write literally everything down when It comes to my business.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I graduated from Iowa State University, and I studied Public Relations, emphasis on sports communication. I am currently in the property management business. I am an Assistant Manager by day and a full-time mom at night.
I must admit I like and will do anything, as long as it brings purpose to my life. I love fashion, blogging, and learning new skills. During undergrad, I had to complete 400 hours of an internship program during that period of time I became a published author something I never thought I’ll conquer.
I am an adult that I must say I still have a vivid imagination, I love dreaming It prepares me for how I like to picture my life.
Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
So far, I’ve been receiving good luck when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I meet potential clients every day. It’s all about handing out my business cards and expressing my vision of my business to people I meet.
Word of mouth and the saying it’s all about who you know, not what you know has always been something I lived by when it comes to gaining more knowledge.
- Picnic Bundles range from $180.00 to $270.00
- Email: fandmluxuriouspicnics
- Instagram: @fandmluxuriouspicnics
- Facebook: F & M Luxurious Picnics