As a young girl growing up in Connecticut, I was always helping my grandmother. We would be in the garden collecting herbs and flowers or in the kitchen making soaps, balms and aromatherapy oils. I would watch fascinated as she infused oils with flowers, herbs, tea leaves and more. I loved the way their fragrances permeated in the oil and also our home. Learning how different fragrances have the ability to relax or uplift a person’s spirit. My passion for making aromatherapy oils began.
After being laid off from work November 2009, I refused to let anyone else be in charge of my well-being. With permission from my grandmother to use our family’s century old African American Chickasaw Indian recipes on September 2011, I opened Wild Beauty.
I started writing this blog out of necessity. I really had no one to talk to about my life and experiences as a first time business owner. After reading so many magazines books while attending seminars and class for startup and small business owners, I was feeling very frustrated. None of the information they provided really were helpful to startup companies like me who are two years and under. You get snippets of how they became successful or turned the company around but you don’t see the journey of how they did it.
So I let my keyboard do the talking and decided to share my experiences, hoping to connect with other entrepreneurs. There are millions of small businesses who feel alone and have no idea that someone else is going through the same fears, doubts, excitement, first accomplishments and much more. I’m incorporating my love of aromatherapy oils and experience in being a startup business in one place.
The life of a small business owner isn’t always glamorous but it sure is adventurous. Embrace Your Entrepreneurial Spirit! BELIEVE IN IT! LIVE IT! OWN IT!