We had the good fortune of connecting with Kia Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I started my own businesses I honestly started it because I needed extra money. I had just lost my 9-5 because of a charge that I caught and at the time my son was 3 1/2 so in my mind all of these holidays coming up I need to start making money ASAP because I don’t know where my next check will come from. I seen a girl in my city that was doing lash wholesale so I tried that and I sold out instantly she was so shocked at how fast I did it at that point I knew I needed to open my own business. I just went for it and i never wanted to look back.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is K.Monae&Co Jewelers we are based out of Greenville,NC but we service worldwide. I would love to say being a business owner is the easiest and the best thing that has ever happened to me but honestly my first year in business was really tough. That’s because my foundation wasn’t right and when I say foundation I mean communication with my suppliers, not fully knowing and understanding my product always so quick to make money instead of focusing on the quality that could have made me more money. My first month was 10K in revenue but I wasn’t seeing profit because I was always spending the business money on personal . I was selling gold plated jewelry at the time so I didn’t fully know everything I needed to as far as the care and why they turned so fast etc but one thing for certain my customer service was A1 so that’s why people had no problem with coming back. But not that I have rebranded and I took that year off I’ve decided to stop treating my business like a hobby I move intentionally. What sets me apart from the rest is my ability to be Truthful, communicate effectively with my customers and always give them something of value whether I’m giving them knowledge about something or giving them something to remember me by. I’m still on my journey, I’m still learning but one thing I want everyone to know is that I won’t stop. I’m going to bet on me every time and so should they. With my brand I want people to feel like a million bucks! I want them to feel the exclusivity. No matter who they are. I want them to feel like the boss that they are.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m really a homebody so I’m always in the house and so are they so it would be a lot of in home activities going on but I would make it fun doing different activities, I love to Cook so we would definitely cook mostly or get a good cookout tray, maybe a sip and paint activity. and enjoy our time away from the kids, just enjoy the vibe.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly this may sound cliché but I just want to shout out my sound because at his young age he helped me package orders, he would even take stickers from school for me to use to send in my customers packages. Every time he came home from school as soon as he seen me he didn’t he never said Hey mama it would always be “Ma you made some money today” seconds later it would say “For Chic fil A” lol So In my mind it was always to make some money everyday for my babies Chic Fil A. He’s been my driving force behind this.

Website: https://linktr.ee/kmonaeandco

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiaaanderson_/

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/iamkmonae

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC3nWKehDFrwqyBWgg3_Waow

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