Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Destiny Marceaux, co-founder of Beautiful Body Products, located in Abbeville, LA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are Beautiful Body Products. We provide Muscle Rescue Me, a natural topical crème that is safe for the entire family to use from head to toe, including furry pet members. Unlike other topical pain treatments, our product works without the chemical burn effects and aids in healing. Our customers are Mula's Family Pharmacy, physical therapists and their customers, and many everyday people and their pets, such as horses.
Tell us about yourself
After I traveled together with another company that highlighted the healing essentials of the Dead Sea Minerals in their high-end products, my mother and I were moved to start our company. I realized that the everyday person couldn't afford these beauty products that also helped with their skin issues; I felt compelled to find a way for all people to enjoy these mineral benefits.
After my mother, Trina Marceaux, learned the health benefits of these minerals and was led into our venture to begin our company. We were fully blessed. She took on a role of education for skincare, and from there, we were eventually blessed with Muscle Rescue Me. As a family that grew up with a stone company, we knew the pain first hand and saw our loved ones suffer much daily.
We have met customers at shows and local markets where we have participated. They have shared their pain relief testimonies for the first time in years. We have shed tears with some customers and celebrated the new levels of mobility with others. We truly feel this is a gift to bring help and joy to lives, including our own. We know how much this product has helped people, and for some, it is the only product to bring them relief. That, for us, is a sign of continuing to make and share this product.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Our biggest accomplishment as business owners has been seeing lives changed for the better and our product's positive impact on the world around us.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Just actually getting our product into new places and markets. Also, meeting all legal requirements that come along with that process. Many steps are involved in most processes, and much research is needed to navigate what we're bringing to the marketplace.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Legally establish your company with the state.
- Have a simple and basic plan to get your company out there and be known.
- Enjoy and believe in what your company stands for. Be passionate.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
We appreciate the local interest in our business. We feel anyone can start their business and have a wonderful experience of their own. Having others close to you who believe, support, and encourage you, can truly be a blessing when passing through tough times or taking needed steps ahead. Being led by peace is a big way we allow the Lord to lead us. This has kept us from many seemingly good things that turned out to be not for us. Please don't let fear detour your dreams - this is the only life we get to live.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email email@example.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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