Wise Buys is a dream come true for me, owner, Tanya Combs. I have wanted to own and run a women's resale clothing store again for a long time. (Some of you may remember that I had owned and run the Windfall Consignment store.) Many years ago my husband and I bought the land with a plan in mind. Each year we would do a little something on the land to be working toward the final outcome. In March of 2008 we said: "let's just do it".
With the help of The Women's Small Business Project at Trinity College, I wrote a business plan. Byers Construction helped us get through all the rules of building and Able Paint and Glass installed the windows right on time! Working with Opportunities Credit Union was awesome because they are great people who want small businesses to succeed! They make starting a new endeavor possible.
Every year has been going so well, about a 10% growth per year, so that in 2013 we were able to add the 240 square foot addition, making more working area, more dressing rooms and more display space.