Company Name: Nicole Gibbons Studio LLC
Occupation: Interior Designer and On-Air Personality
Business location: New York City
How long I've been in business: I set up my business in 2008 and went full-time in January 2013.
What I do: As an interior designer, I manage both residential and commercial design projects with a focus on delivering high-style interiors that are timeless and sophisticated yet have a fresh, modern edge. As a design expert and on-air personality, my focus is on creating content and delivering useful ideas that inspire others to create a home they love and to do it with style.
Entrepreneur I look up to most: Oprah Winfrey & Martha Stewart. I admire Oprah for all that she has achieved as a media mogul and for her generous spirit and commitment to helping others. And I've always admired Martha Stewart's business model.
Style icons I'm inspired by: I am obsessed with Solange Knowles' style! I also really love the classic sophistication of Kerry Washington and there are also a few fashion bloggers I follow whose style I'm obsessed with.
Key advice we would give to budding entrepreneurs: Be open and adaptable, learn from your mistakes, don't be afraid to ask for help and find mentors to help you along in your journey.