Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kyla Floyd, Founder of Mink Addicts Eyelash Extensions, located in Jackson, MS, USA.

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

Mink Addicts was established in 2016. We offer healthy eyelash extensions! There are many lash artists out there, but very few care about the health of your natural lashes!

Tell us about yourself

After graduating from Jackson State University with a Masters in Technology Education, I started doing eyelash extensions but couldn't find rewarding employment. Very few artists were offering Eyelash Extensions in my area at the time. I thought it would be a great way to start/grow a successful lash company! Starting this business from scratch and seeing it thrive the way it has done over the last 6 years has motivated me to keep going! I can only imagine the things my business will achieve in the upcoming years!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is that when COVID hit and everything shut down, I had to think quickly and come up with a plan to continue to create revenue while being forcefully shut down! I launched a waist shaper company called Clinch This - it was a hit during quarantine! Everyone was home trying to stay fit, and what other way to do it without a Clinch This waist trainer. I'm currently in the process of rebranding and relaunching the company to be even bigger and better than before!

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

The hardest thing about being a business owner is not giving up. Like any business, you will have your peak and slow seasons, but the goal is to stay consistent and never give up!

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

  1. JUST DO IT! Don't hesitate! When you get the idea, RUN WITH IT! Do your research and FLY!
  2. To run a business, the number one goal is to have excellent customer service! That's how you gain & retain clients!
  3. To grow a business in this day & age, SOCIAL MEDIA IS EVERYTHING! Promote yourself!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don't ever forget that YOU ARE YOUR BRAND! Always promote yourself and look good while doing it!

Where can people find you and your business?


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