Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jen Donahue, Co-Founder of Midwest Microblading, located in Oak Park, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Midwest Microblading is a Cosmetic and artistic tattoo shop! My clientele mostly varies from ages 18-80 men and women. Cancer survivors and people looking for hair loss solutions.
I try to create a healing and transformative experience for my customers. I want them to know that they are in a safe space to get their brows done...whether they over-plucked in the 90s or have been thru chemo and lost all hair. I love helping boost the confidence of my clients and help them feel like themselves again.
I also offer body art tattoos that can be healing for those who need a healthy release or just love the art of tattooing.
Tell us about yourself
I first got into body art tattooing, working under a friend and artist over 10 yrs ago. Eventually, that led me down a path of cosmetic tattooing, which I fell in love with.
I am motivated by all my various clients and the fact that I run my shop. I have to always be on and move, so I don't let my clients down. I want them to know that they can get quality work done and have a safe place to come and be themselves.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Having creative freedom and trust with my clients!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Being on all the time and trying to keep up with all the tasks that are non-stop.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Stay organized!
- Ask for help when you need it.
- Work/ life balance. Take care of yourself.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I also own a tattoo business called Birdbone tattoo Inc. - Birdbonetattoo.com.
Where can people find you and your business?
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