Denise Thigpen is the founder and CEO of Wholesale Boutique, a South Carolina based supplier of bags, accessories, apparel, and home goods. Thigpen’s core values of hard work, honesty, and integrity are what have led her to become the successful entrepreneur she is today. Thigpen, a mother and Registered Nurse, searched for an additional way to support her family and with a $5,000 investment she began what is now a multi-million dollar enterprise with nearly 100 employees. As a strategic thinker, Thigpen understands the need to always move forward. From product design to customer service, the company evolves by implementing new and innovative business practices that better each and every department throughout the company. Thigpen attributes the success of her company to the work ethic taught to her at a young age by her parents, her hard-working staff, and her loyal customers.