Name: Bonnie Humphrey
Business: Classic Consignment, 4646 Forsyth Road, Macon, (478) 405-5424.
What’s your specialty?: Women’s clothing, accessories, furniture, household items.
How long have you been in business?: Humphrey has had the business nine years, but the store opened 11 years ago. She bought it from the previous owner.
“It was a business opportunity, and I wanted to try something different,” she said.
Before purchasing Classic Consignment, Humphrey said she worked as an assistant in a doctor’s office.
“I’ve always wanted to own my own business,” she said.
Humphrey said she’s developed a strong repeat-customer business. By getting to know the styles of her customers, Humphry said, she’s able to stock merchandise that appeals to them.
“I see something and say, ‘I have to call her. I know she’s going to like this,’’’ Humphrey said.
Classic Consignment started carrying prom dresses two years ago.
What are your future plans?: “I would love to grow and sell more furniture,” she said.