Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in skin care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brenda Scarborough, Founder of Larkspur Lane Soaps & Sundries, located in Emmett, ID, USA.

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

I make handcrafted soaps and lotions using minimal skin-loving ingredients that are packaged in eco-friendly packaging. My customers are those 30 to 40-year-olds that are concerned about what they put on their skin and who love to support local small businesses.

Tell us about yourself

I was concerned about what I was putting on my skin, and a lot of products out there are full of bad for your skin ingredients. I decided to go back to school and learn about natural skincare formulation. My motivation comes from knowing that I am providing products to people that are wanting an alternative to what is out there.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Not giving up during the pandemic and being able to sell on multiple platforms.

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

As a small business owner, the hardest part is doing all the things!

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

  1. Know your base.
  2. Sell on multiple sales channels.
  3. Have your systems in place.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Just have fun!

Where can people find you and your business?


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