By Erin Bishop
Tell us about your business
My business is called Muddy Rose. I make my own all-natural facemasks and scrubs out of natural ingredients. We have an avocado mask, banana mask, yogurt/egg mask, and honey sugar scrub.
How did your business start?
I won a competition to run my own business for a day at our mall. From 10am to 4pm, I offered facials to go in containers for $5 that held about a week’s worth of facial. I also offered facials at the mall for $8. A customer would receive a mask of their choice, cucumber lemonade, and warm towelettes. I also offered a scrub, facemask of their choice, cucumber lemonade, and warm towelettes for $13. People enjoyed sitting and taking 10 minutes out of their day to get refreshed and relax.
How did you get the idea for facials?
I came up with the business idea when I was giving my grandmother (Mimi) a mud mask to help her relax. My mom came into the room and told me about the competition, and I thought it would be nice to give parents a chance to sit down and relax with a facial mask. So we came up with the name Muddy Rose.
Yes. In fact, my mom and I talked about it earlier today. We might do it as a party business, doing it for get-togethers and girl’s nights. We haven’t figured out any of the details, but I would love to keep doing facials.
What was the event at the mall you were at?
It was called Kids, Inc.
Did your friends help?
No. But I did get help from my family. My mom made my logo and printed all of my signs and business cards. She also helped me mix and organize my masks-to-go. My Mimi and my Mom helped do the scrubs and masks when I had too many customers at one time.
How old are you?
10 years old
What do you want to be when you grow up? (Everyone asks that, don’t they?)
Neonatal Nurse, where I take care of the babies and moms in delivery
Was your business profitable?
Yes. I made almost $500 total, but had about $100 cost to start. So I ended up with $400 profit! I am using the majority of the funds to help my mom out with the cost of clothes, since I’m outgrowing everything. And I want to buy science kits from Mardels! I also have used some of the money already to bless others and took my family out to dinner to say thank you for helping!
I set a goal to raise $500-$1000 and to get at least one man to allow me to do a facial and I accomplished both!
Facials to go. Tiffanie, I think you’re on to something big here! Thank you for being our special guest today. You are an inspiration to all of us to just get out there and make our dreams happen.