Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in skincare but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gabrielle Starkes, CEO of GO! Bubbles, located in Orlando, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
GO! Bubbles® is a fun and earth-friendly skincare line for kids ages 3 to 13! My Earth-friendly plant-based soaps are filled with spirited fun! My soaps are moisturizing and help get rid of dry and ashy skin.
Tell us about yourself
When I was six years old, I used to see my mom make skin care products for adults. It inspired me to make skin care products for kids, but with fun colors and fragrances. And I get to teach kids the importance of washing your hands.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I wrote a book called Gabrielle and the Magic Tree. I released it in November of 2021, and it was a bestselling book! My book teaches kids the importance of trees and why we need to protect the environment. Many of my products are plant-based, and I love trees. Each book ordered from my website includes a plant-based soap.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
For me, it's trying to find vending events in my age group. Most events have more adults than kids. I like to be around people who are like me. Also, many people don't think I make my own products because I'm so young. Starting a business was my idea, so I'm responsible for it.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
First, come up with what you are going to sell. Second, come up with your business name. Third, figure out who you are selling to.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Never give up!
Where can people find you and your business?
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