Small Business Snapshot: Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl

Southern Sisters Design and Vinyl is located at 408 Broad Street in downtown Rome. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

Michelle Wright and Tyler Tate, owners of Southern Sisters Design & Vinyl, answer the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

What is the primary purpose of your business?

Selling heat transfer vinyls, sticky vinyl, some boutique clothing and personalized shirts.

What is the business background of the owners?

Michelle has been doing it out of her house for 3+ years. She works fulltime for Dr. Bill Dismuke. Tyler worked for Heritage Honda and left to open this business up and run it full time. Michelle and Tyler are sisters.

Why did you start (or purchase) this particular business?

We started it up to let Tyler take on a new adventure and to move everything out of Michelle’s house and have one designated location for all.

What makes your business unique?

We personalize for you and usually have it ready within a week or less.

What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession?

We love meeting new people and being able to a one-of-a-kind item for them.

What has been the biggest or most interesting challenge to overcome as a small business owner?

Learning what all tasks there are in opening a store front and getting our name out.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Just come see us, even just to say, “Hi!”


Business Age: 2 weeks

Owners: Michelle Wright and Tyler Tate

Location: 408 Broad St.

Employees: 2

Telephone: 706-584-7314

Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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