Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tanisha Cyprian, Founder of Essence of Queens, located in Antelope, CA, USA.

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

Essence of Queens is my business and  my customers are mostly women. Essence of Queens is a call for woman all over the world to stand up and realize who they are!

Tell us about yourself

I got into the business because I wanted to make candles for Christmas gifts, and once I did that, I was hooked. What motivates me each day is to make my customers happy. I have an excellent gift set I put together; seeing their faces light up is priceless. Thankful.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner today is that I am still a business owner.

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

One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is the long hours you will have to put into it.

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

Just start. You will learn by trial and error.

Where can people find you and your business?


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