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Name: Stacey Clarke (Jream FX)

Posted By Keara McGraw

When you dream, Stacey Clarke believes, you can appreciate your current blessings. Her JreamFX apparel line was born out love of travel and the positive influence of family and friends - it's "created and inspired by wonderful cities around the world to encourage more dreams," the Jamaica-born designer writes on her website. "My collections recognize the cities that mean a lot to me and have a huge part of my upbringing ... I live and breathe the Bronx, where you can meet just about every nationality that exists. I also have tremendous love for the area of Metro Atlanta. I hope you appreciate each item as they represent me, Stacey."

Years in Tampa Bay

It has been nine years since I moved to St. Petersburg after the end of my six-year enlistment in the United States Air Force as Staff Sergeant in the Security Forces field. Since then I worked locally with housing homeless veterans with non-profits, and providing medical access to Pinellas County with citizens’ local government.

Hustle (job)

Online Apparel Store Owner.

What do you do?  

I am a Customer Success Specialist for Pipedrive, a sales software CRM. I consult with companies on how to get the best use of Pipedrive.

Why do you do it?

I do it because it’s a dope way to direct energy into art and expression. Clothes make your introduction before you speak.

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

I got started during the pandemic. I have always wanted to have my own T-shirt line. I learned a lot about starting your own e-commerce store – and then I did it.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

That I am a stereotypical business owner or shop owner.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

The most challenging part of my Hustle is remaining sustainable while working my full-time gig and caring for my father with Parkinson’s, Stage 2. Multi-tasking is most definitely a skill.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Mentorship and educating yourself is the best way to continue to learn and evolve.

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