We had the good fortune of connecting with Kookie Kisses and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kookie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
To be completely honest, I was forced into starting my business. I was working as an aesthetician brow specialist in a well known store doing 40 hours a week for months to only doing 10-15 hours a week within a few weeks of getting a new manager. I had to find something that I could control & make my own hours and my own money.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started my business in 2014. I knew nothing about business. So in 2017 I took a business class with a nonprofit that literally changed my life and my business. I learned some valuable lessons with those classes; like how to actually price my services, how to incorporate marketing and even tax stuff.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely going to hit all the museums: Tennessee State Museum, African American Music Museum, The Parthenon & Country Music Hall of Fame
Then we will do some rooftops during the week in the evening: Acme Feed, Jason Aldean’s, & Valentines
On Saturday & Sunday we brunch:
Sinema (black owned), Virgin Hotel Rooftop, Urban Grub, or The Hampton Social
And Saturday night we gotta his Minerva Ave Lounge, Lava and/or a few Hookah spots.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother. She’s the driving force behind my business, success, and life. She’s literally supported EVERY crazy dream or idea me & my sister has come up with. I lived with throughout my technical school career and the first 2 years of owning my business. My mom also bought my first few skincare machines to ensure I would succeed. She’s a major part of my support system.
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