We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaliyah Burns and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aaliyah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting Stay Gold’n was for the people. Since a kid I’ve always wanted to help as many people as I could. I was vegan for 2.5 years and I started doing my research on herbs and healthier alternatives for our bodies. Stay Gold’n started during the pandemic, I started making seamoss for my family and friends, and they suggested I make into a business and start helping people all over the world with my product. They seen what a big difference and how the product was helping them physically. As soon as I promoted the seamoss I had so many orders coming in. it encouraged me to make a website and be fully committed to changing lives and expanding the company with more products.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets me apart from others? There is so many other amazing businesses selling seamoss, the thing that sets me apart is I currently have 6 different products and they are all unique in their own way, I also added ingredients that give the seamoss a boost of nutrients. I make all the seamoss with pure intentions, I speak affirmations from the beginning to the packaging. I believe that speaking affirmations while you do anything brings a more positive impact to your life. what am I most proud about? I am very proud that Stay Gold’n has been in business and is still flourishing 3 years later. Seeing how much it has grown excites me for what’s to come in the future. How did I get to where I am today. was it easy ? Getting to where I am today was defiantly consistency and my customer, I love when they email or DM for more products. Having your own business is not easy but its something I’m very proud of its my little baby! What are the lessons I’ve learned along the way? Never being scared to ask other people with their own businesses questions also not being afraid to pay others that do labels, websites and etc. What do I want the world to know about me or the brands story ? At first I did not want many people to know who I was, I wanted others to purchase for the product not because of who I am or if they knew me. Ive finally got out of that stage and I would like others to know that I started this brand to help individuals and like them I take my products to help my immune system, and overall health from the inside and out. I want people to know the brand is for the people, the brand started from a lot of soul searching and healing, it came to me from God and Im forever grateful for God leading me on this path!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Houston is the best city in Texas, there is so many things to see and experience. I would defiantly recommend checking out some of the local markets around the city to get a taste of hows versatile Houston is. Let them enjoy the experience of seeing how many cultures come together and all get along sharing their culture with others. I’d recommend going bike riding or riding scooters downtown and maybe even riding all the way to Herman park or even buffalo bayou. At night I would recommend trying out Loch bar for their fresh oysters and maybe grab drinks near the heights there is so many local bars that all have different themes to them. We also can’t forget to go shopping at the galleria or even In the river oaks or rice village area.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give credit to everyone in my family and my close friends for encouraging me and supporting me from the beginning.
@playszn / @playstudi0 did all of my product shoots.