Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Pamela Delgado. I started Rawly Bold as a side hustle 8 months ago and, working diligently to turn it into my main hustle. I’m a mom of two little boys who give me the strength and energy to get things done daily even though, some days I feel like a chicken with its head cut off. The juggle is real! I’m originally from Los Angeles, CA but, happy to say New York City has been home for the past six years.
What exactly is Rawly Bold?
Rawly Bold is an online store created to inspire, motivate and empower females of all ages. All of our products have a strong message on them because I believe words are powerful and they can resonate and impact anybody.
What inspired you to start Rawly Bold?
Things had become consistently negative in our world and I felt like I needed to create a positive space. Something that would restore positivity and remind us our goals and dreams are still very much attainable despite the negativity in our surroundings. It was also the mother in me that wanted to create something to inspire our youth.
How did you come up with the name?
My sister actually came up with the name. My sister does graphic design and does all the graphics for Rawly Bold and we were brainstorming and brainstorming. I was looking for something catchy yet, strong and one day she just said, “how about Rawly Bold?” And that was it! Rawly as in Raw; to be your authentic self and Bold; to stand out and be fearless; strong.
What is your favorite part about running Rawly Bold?
I love engaging with our customers and social media followers and sharing our mission. I am so passionate about it and want to see everyone living their life to their fullest potential. Everything I do is for them. This company won’t be anything without them so; I truly take their opinions and requests into consideration.
What is your least favorite part about running Rawly Bold?
I’m still trying to figure out my daily routine between my regular job, the business, being a mom and time for myself. I absolutely love what I’m doing and I’m so grateful but, it would be nice to not feel like a chicken with its head cut off. Haha
Is there a favorite product?
Honestly, I love the Dare to Dream t-shirt. I recently got a Facebook notification reminding me that I had written that as a status update some years back. It really encourages me and reminds me that my dreams are worth any bump in the road.
Where are your products sold?
Our products are sold online and we currently ship nationally within the US as we well as, internationally to Canada, UK and France. We also sell at local NYC pop ups. We have one coming up in July so, follow us on our socials, and sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know.
How do you spread the word about your company?
Networking events and social media engagement is my jam. Especially Instagram. It’s amazing how many people you can target by a simple hashtag. I’m actually very shy but, in business and in life you need to get uncomfortable sometimes and create what you want.
Do you have any advice for fellow entrepreneurs?
Get started. I hear a lot of people say I want to start a business but,. There’s always going to be doubt, huge risk factor, that’s the beauty of it. How bad do you want it? Starting is the hardest part. I was thinking about starting a business since 2013 and just launched 7 months ago and I look back and wish I would have started back then. However, I believe things happened for a reason and it happened when it was supposed to. Have faith in you, believe in your dream and be willing to work really really hard. Your dreams are worth it!
Do you have a favorite quote or go to saying?:)
Absolutely!! “Dare to Dream, Rise Up, be Fearlessly Authentic, Trust Yo’self and be a Fierce Femme.” Femme is French for woman.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
With such a positive purpose I also wanted to give back so, 100% of the proceeds from our Rise Up t-shirt is donated to charity. 50% goes to Everytown for gun control and the other 50% goes to B Strong and Delivering Good who are still working to help those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands.