If you’ve ever strolled down Carroll Street in Downtown Perry, you’ve probably visited Cossart Design – a destination retail boutique filled with unique gifts, accessories, and home decor items.
Owner Trish Cossart opened the store in 2007, and the store is now a downtown Perry staple.
Keep reading to learn more about Trish, Cossart Design, and why she thinks Perry is the perfect place to run a small business.
About Cossart Design
Persons Banking Company (PBC):
Trish, please tell us a little about yourself.
Trish Cossart (TC):
My name is Trish Cossart, and I am the owner and Principal Designer of Cossart Design.
I brought my love of design to Perry in 2007, where I opened my very first location on Carroll Street.
My business is inspired and influenced by my mother, who introduced me to fabrics at an early age. Since then, my passion has been design.
With a versatile aesthetic, I draw on more than 20 years of experience to help clients make the right selections for their homes.
And can you tell us a little about Cossart Design?
Cossart Design is a destination retail boutique located in the heart of Historic Downtown Perry, Georgia.
We carry accessories, artwork and lamps, as well as unique gifts and jewelry.
Our retail space is an inviting and comfortable place to shop and meet our design team! And our mission is to help you create a beautiful home or commercial space.
Your vision becomes the springboard for our creativity, and with a defined process, we make design enjoyable.
Trish Cossart on Doing Business in Perry, Georgia
What do you enjoy most about owning Cossart Design?
Owning Cossart Design has allowed me to be creative, which is why I created this business to begin with!
Creating spaces others immediately fall in love with is what continues to fuel the fire here at Cossart Design.
Between working with our amazing clients, some close to home and others further away, and leading a great team, being at work feels a lot less like work and more like fun, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What do you enjoy most about owning a business in Perry?
My husband and I have raised all three children in Houston County, so when searching for the perfect place to build my business, I had no doubt Downtown Perry was the place to do it!
Between the outpouring of community support, a location known for its prime foot traffic, and the quaint atmosphere that surrounds us, I am proud to work alongside other talented shop owners!
Downtown Perry is active and vibrant, and we are proud to be a part of it!
What advice would you give to a new small business owner?
Harness the tools and individuals made available to you! I cannot recommend using the Small Business Development Center enough.
Make sure your business plan is formulated, hire hardworking (but fun!) staff, lean on them when you need to, and get plugged into your community!
Also, wine is essential at the end of a long week. Treat yourself!
Owning a small business is not for the faint of heart, but after 20 years of experience, I would not trade it for the world.
Cossart Design and Persons Banking Company
How has Persons Banking Company made doing business in Perry easier?
They say the first year of business is always the hardest, but then a Pandemic hits and everything pivots!
During one of the most exhausting and challenging years being in business to-date, Persons Banking helped facilitate all of our needs from start to finish.
Not only are they our neighbors, but they are also some of our biggest cheerleaders and comrades.
We couldn’t be more thankful to have them located right across the street to help assist us at any time.
Cossart Design is located 924 Carroll Street in Downtown Perry, Georgia.
You can learn more about the retail store, as well as Trish’s interior design services, at cossartdesign.com
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