When we are in the business to achieve growth, we're often unstoppable. The determination and satisfaction of conquering those goals have the power to motivate us to push even harder through any challenges that arise. There are a ton of people that want to be successful at building the empire of their dreams, but only a few have what it takes to take risks and actionable steps to create. Brianna Bailey is a young woman doing just that-building an empire!
Growing business owner and college student Brianna is the proud owner of BBCosmetics, a lip gloss line. Brianna remembers briefly dreaming of owning a lip gloss business. The entrepreneur shared with our team that although she has always been surrounding herself with female entrepreneurs, the dream was something she didn't think much about in high school because it wasn't really taught to the students. Her story inspired us because we understand how, when seeking out education, entrepreneurship isn't always the highlighted topic, especially in the early years. We have found that with high schools, they can sometimes lack the resources for those interested in avenues of business ownership.
"I can't remember if I was in middle or high school, I had the idea of starting my own lip gloss line to show appreciation towards long time insecurity of having fuller lips."
Check out more about Brianna Bailey below.
Tell us more about yourself.
My name is Brianna Victoria Bailey, I am 19 years old trying to build an empire. My empire is my business, BBCosmetics, and is currently just a lip gloss line, but please stay tuned because I'm working on something bigger. I am doing this all while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education while also working three jobs. I am from Jackson, Mississippi, a product of Jackson Public Schools from K-12, and I currently attend my hometown's HBCU, THEE I LOVE, Jackson State University.
What are some pros and cons of your business?
The pros are the maturity I have gained, the people I am meeting, and the opportunities it is bringing me. I probably love that more than the actual business itself. The con is like with all business-people gravitating more towards looks instead of quality. Still, I honestly have the quality, I am working towards a more professional, eye-catching look, for my audience.
What do you do in your spare time?
When I do have it, absolutely nothing. I spend a lot of my time working, being spiritual, and building myself, so I enjoy being lazy when I can.
Do you do any philanthropy work in your community?
My philanthropic work would be my Sunday Live "B(uisness) Talk." BTalk is the playground for Young Entrepreneurs to gain business exposure and create a space for business discussions. Most people in the business world are adults, and their audience is for people in their age range. BTalk is like that but for college and grade school students.
Brianna also credits her mother for her drive as a strong business woman. She shared how her mother started a boutique, inspiring her to move forward to where she is today.
"My mother always surrounded me with Female Entrepreneurs, even before she started her own Vintage Barbie boutique. Because of her, owning a business seemed normal to me, I did not understand how big of a deal it was until I got into college."
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