Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Owen Walters, Founder and CEO of Mo & Co Soaps, located in Longmont, CO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Mo & Co Soaps is my business, and we create handcrafted soaps that only include the most necessary ingredients. This means we never use added colors or designs in our soaps. Simply because these are only used to drive the price of soap up. Our customers are anyone who wants the best soap money can buy without having to pay an arm and a leg.
Tell us about yourself
I am a full-time student, family member, and business owner. Life can often get stressful, but I manage quite well. I am motivated each day by knowing I am setting up a strong foundation for my future.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner would be how many new things I do and have learned along the way. It is really empowering to learn new things and grow my skill set. That is what makes running a business so great.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things about being a business owner is the reality of having to manage 5-10 things constantly. This could get easily stressful at times, but as long as you have the right goal, you will be able to push through.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Simply get started. This is a really critical part of the business. There are things you will learn while doing business that there isn’t any other way of learning other than getting started.
- Do not be scared to do anything. Business doesn’t discriminate, business doesn’t care what your skill set is, and it also doesn’t care if you know how to do something. At the end of the day, you will have to do it. Try your best, that’s all that matters.
- You absolutely need to learn how to manage a lot of moving parts at once. There is no way around it, that is what business is. This is by far the most critical piece of business.
Where can people find you and your business?
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