Viv&Lou Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
To recognize its’ ownership by a female CEO, Viv&Lou were certified as a Woman Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
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(Myrtle Beach, SC) Viv&Lou and its’ parent company, Wholesale Boutique, is proud to announce its’ national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity, and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
Viv&Lou was named to this prestigious national council because of the efforts put forth by its’ female Owner/CEO, Denise Thigpen, who has built the company from the ground up. The South Carolina based company and Inc. 5000 award recipient has experienced a growth of 230% since 2013. They have upgraded their facilities to a spacious 68,000 square foot facility in Myrtle Beach and a 3,000 square foot showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta.
Denise Thigpen, Female Owner/CEO of Viv&Lou states that “Owning a business is a never ending process of small steps, if you don’t take the next step you will stay exactly where you are. A successful business doesn’t just happen; you have to make it happen.”
As a strategic thinker, Thigpen says she “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 says she “attributes the success of Wholesale Boutique to the work ethic taught to her at a young age by her parents, her hard-working staff, and her loyal customers.”
Viv&Lou, an online boutique and lifestyle brand, combines affordable, quality and personalized products with exceptional turnaround times to help create an easy and fun shopping experience for each customer. The staff works diligently to ensure each person has the perfect buying experience because they understand how important quality products and excellent service truly is. If a person is searching for a unique gift, wants the perfect way to let someone know they are special, or just want a new personalized, stylish product for themselves, they can feel confident they will find the perfect option at Viv&Lou.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588