Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty and cosmetics but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Antoinette, Founder of Antoinette’s Esthetics, located in Halifax, NS, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I have a small beauty business in Halifax, offering esthetic services. The setting is cozy and friendly. Clients are down-to-earth and easy-going, from teens to retirees. Stay-at-home moms to world travelers. Grateful for everyone.

Tell us about yourself

I have been in the cosmetology industry for almost 20 years. My parents motivated me to open my own business. I appreciate their help. I enjoy going to the shop and spending my days with wonderful people.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I am thankful for the friendships that I have made over the years.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Finances. Of course, that is one of the hardest parts of running a business. Especially the last few years; however, keep your chin up and remember tomorrow is a new day.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be passionate.
  2. Be motivated.
  3. Be yourself.

Where can people find you and your business?
Professional esthetic and nail services at affordable prices!

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