Gaby studied Creative and Therapeutic Arts at Treforest campus, and was going through a hard time with her mental health. She couldn't find any products that helped, so she created products such as affirmation mugs, positive coasters and journaling notepads and listed them on Etsy.
Running a business with mental health challenges is at times quite hard, but Gaby says it has a significant positive effect as well. "I'm building up confidence, challenging myself, pushing my boundaries, getting out of my comfort zone and it my self-esteem has really improved since I have a business."
Fast forward to the future, Gaby had the opportunity to speak to Prince Charles and talk about her business!
Gaby participated in the USW Freelance Academy back in 2019, and from that experience was able to meet new business owners and network with them. She also was successful in obtaining funding to help her invest and build her business.
Our next #USWStartupSpotlight we have…. Gabriella Di Salvo! Gaby graduated back in 2019 and now owns a positive gift shop called @GrowupGaby while helping as many people as she can through creativity.— USW Enterprise (@EnterpriseUSW) August 20, 2021
Check out her story below and follow her at:https://t.co/pbVj61ChSQ pic.twitter.com/qFCu6TCiKB
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