Don’t Be THIS girl!

I’m Tonya – the Girl with Great Ideas!  GIG was born after 5 years of providing business strategy advice, marketing and branding support, and e-commerce setup for the local makers in my area I decided to Go Big and launch Great Idea Girl to offer my services to a larger audience.

No one is great at everything. One of the key differences between growing businesses and stagnant or dying ones are business owners who know what they’re NOT good at and seek out help in those areas.  I’m here to be your help – Let me help you.

My Story

I’m a lifelong creative. I started sketching and eventually making high-end clothing for my Barbie dolls as a child and my dream was to have my own clothing line. I taught myself to sew as a teen and ventured into hatmaking after an uncommonly bad grow-out period. When I got my first apartment I added painting and home decor to my repertoire and the list goes on and on.

In 2010, I discovered Etsy had a team feature but my city didn’t have one so I create the Memphis Melange Etsy Team around September 2010. I produced my first craft show December under the brand Indie Style Market. Produced more craft shows in 2011 and have been producing popup shops since in 2013.  You can check out my last one in 2017 on the Modern Made Memphis and Gift Memphis sites.

At the same time as I was involved in collective projects for the local/handmade community I was also growing my own brand Olivia & Ruby.

I’ve learned what works in creating a brand that resonates with customers and how to sell at markets and in a retail setting. I would love to help you!

My History & Experience

BBA – Information Systems

MBA – Marketing

20+ Years Professional Experience at a Fortune 500 company with experience in Project/Program Management, Business Planning, Learning & Development, Customer Service, and Sales

Accomplished graphic & web designer

Childhood Dream – to be a fashion designer (coming Spring 2018)