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Storefront Stories: Amy Young, The Beet

Storefront Stories: Amy Young, The Beet

Storefront Stories: Amy Young, The Beet

Storefront Stories: Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce - Celebrating Women's History Month Spotlights

In honor of Women's History Month, we’re spotlighting #ACKChamber Women-Owned Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders! We asked Amy Young at The Beet a few questions, these are her answers!

Q: Tell us a bit about your business?
A: The Beet restaurant is open year-round serving delicious and nutritious food + cocktails in an upbeat, welcoming atmosphere in the heart of downtown Nantucket.

Q: How did last year challenge you as a businesswoman, if at all?
A: Each year we have been in business has presented a new set of opportunities for growth, especially in making the best decisions for the business at the right time.  

Q. What tips or advice do you have for other women wanting to start their own business?
A: Figure out who your people are and lean into them.  I often pause and think about all the incredible connections I have made over the years and how I can access that wealth of knowledge and experience. You must put yourself out there and make @#*! happen.  

Q. What mantra do you live by?
A: Travel. I always feel better when I stretch my wings.

Q: How do you balance owning a business and your personal life?
A: That is probably the greatest opportunity for me as a single person not to allow my work to define me.  I am ‘Amy from The Beet’ right now and when I allow myself to tap into my inner ‘AYO’, my energy shifts and I feel lighter.

Q: Who is the most influential woman in your life and why?
A: There are so many just on Nantucket. I would like to give a shout out to a few local ladies that have guided me on my journey.  Jenny Benzie of Epernay Wine + Spirits, Julie Almand of The Verdant Maiden, and Lisa Paone of Nalu, I am grateful for your friendships and support. These 3 women are all at very different stages in the life cycle of their businesses and they are my go-to’s for advice.

Q. Why do you think it's important to support other women?
A: Collaboration is so important to our success as women in business.  Sharing ideas, creating connections and lifting each other up is essential, especially in a small community like Nantucket.  

Q: To what do you attribute your success?
A: Hard work.  

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