Did you ever get sleep building your brand up?
Very little sleep. I left corporate America because I hated working 9-5, only to start my own business and work 6 AM to midnight.
This feels better though.
What advice do you have for someone just starting their entrepreneurial career?
Shift your mindset (get out of that trading time for money mindset),
Do your homework, and GET HELP from people who have done and succeeded with what you are about to venture into. Get around winners and like-minded entrepreneurs. I found I had to change my circle of friends to get away from any form of negativity or discouraging chatter.
How did you get into your niche?
I have been on the periphery of the beauty industry for years. It started with me selling Avon and MaryKay Melaleuca etc. years ago when my daughter was in preschool. I am passionate about natural solutions because I personally have experienced many negative results with harsh chemical-laden personal care products. For this reason, I decided to start Glow Beauty Supply and share quality but not necessarily cheap, all-natural personal care products.
Was it hard to start your business?
Yes, I’m bootstrapping it all and doing mostly everything by myself. I’m a full-time mother and I was working a 9 – 6 stressful job in a tech company. I realized there was no perfect time to start and ran out of excuses. Finally, after re-writing my business plan 3 times, I decided to finally take action.
What were some of the trials you went through when you first started?
SEO for sure has been a struggle. Balancing work, family, and personal life with little to no sleep. In addition to trying to figure out things like social media etc. my own has been challenging
What’s your goal for the next 10 years in business?
Expand and multiply. I’m thinking …APP. I would like to go international. Become “the” go-to trusted brand for natural care solutions. But definitely would like a Glow Beauty Supply app in the immediate future.
Did your friends support your business when you launched it? If not, why do you think not?
Friends and family are the hardest to convince about your dream. I received passive support in wishing me the best. Like, “aww that’s nice”, or “good for you”, but never financial or even 1 order. Gratefully, I had little expectation of support from anyone. They say if you want to know who your friends are, open a business. LOL
What’s something you haven’t done in your career yet that you always wanted to accomplish?
I would love to do a Podcast. I have always wanted to engage with an audience, by providing help in the form of advice or giving a space for people to feel safe to discuss concerns, issues etc., with the added anonymity being faceless gives you on an audio platform.
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