Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe :: Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven

Ashley Basnight | Handmade Haven

Tell us your bold boss story!

Back in August, I was looking for a custom dining table and I could not find anyone in my area to build me one at an affordable price! I was determined to get a custom table and ran across an Instagram page of a woman who built furniture! It was then I came across a woodworking community of cool builders who were committing their lives to furniture making! I spent weeks looking at plans wondering if I too could do it, after going back and forth in my head, one day I finally just said enough is enough! I have to go for it! So I got up, drove to Home Depot and bought the biggest saw I could find and I built my first dining table and to my surprise it was pretty good! 7 months later Handmade Haven LLC has grown in ways I can't even imagine!

This business has been the epitome of what it means to follow your dreams! I am a full-time software engineer and it has never really fulfilled me, but building furniture has fulfilled me in more ways than one, so it is my goal to continue to step out in risk and work hard until I can pursue my business full-time!

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe :: Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe :: Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe :: Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven

We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!

Although I am fairly new to the business world one of the achievements I am most proud of is getting to partner with awesome companies such as Kreg Tool, Ryobi, and Home Depot!

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe :: Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven

What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?: 

No matter how big the obstacle, go after your dreams! Do what makes you happy, don't settle for anything less, and remember to help others along the way! 

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