How old were you when you started and where did your idea come from?
I was nine years old when I started my business. My idea came on a day that my family and I where traveling to my favorite bath and beauty store and my dad challenged me to make and sell my own bath and beauty products. Challenge accepted!! With a $75 loan from my parents I started this business.
What was the biggest mistake you made and what did you learn from it?
I can’t think of any real big mistakes but what I learn from is when I don’t really feel like working on some days and I don’t pay attention to mixing like I should and the products don’t come out right. Then after all that work I have to do it all over again and I wished I just focused the first time so I don’t have to do all the work twice. Also sometimes I get shy about telling people about my business and products and then I regret it afterwards like I could have gotten another customer.
What are your future plans for the business?
I recently partnered with an apparel company to make merchandise with my brand name. I also hope to someday make more merchandise and have bracelets and necklaces in the works. I also would like to partner with other kid entrepreneurs to make a subscription box with all of our products in it and market it to kids to inspire them that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Any advice for other girls starting a business?
My advice for other girls is to find something you like and work hard at it until youre proud of it. If you believe in it you can make it a success. Don’t let people say you can’t do it because youre a girl or youre young because you can definitely do it! Find people who believe in you and listen to them and see if they will help you. You always need help so you shouldn’t think you can do it all alone. Also practice talking to people about your business. My dad said he would help me but me would never talk for me so I had to get the courage to talk to people about my business and my products. So I have to practice what I am going to say. Last, don’t give up!