We had the good fortune of connecting with JoAnna Carraway-Dickey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi JoAnna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was stepping out on faith to get started. When starting something new my mind is racing all over the place wondering about how to get started. It’s levels to being an entrepreneur. You always see on social media how everyone is doing great making money, but they leave out the days you make zero dollars vs the days you make $300-500 days. It’s not easy to have I thought about giving up yes I have, but I’m not a quitter and I will continue to grow my business one day at a time. I am happy my business is prospering and I give all thanks to GOD and my customers.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Simply J’s Beauty Cosmetics & Accessories is a black women owned business. I make and sell handmade lipglosses and matte lipsticks. I also, make handmade jewelry for reasonable prices. My brand sets me apart from the rest with my custom made bracelets and bangles customized just for you. My business has gotten me where I’m at today with some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way, which has taught me a lot and I’m still learning things about my business. I want the world to know Simply J’s Beauty Cosmetics &Accessories is here to cater to all your Accessories needs and more.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My Favorite Spot I like to go to is the Turkey Leg Hut great food and drinks. The Address and Bar 5015 for a good hang out spot with food and drinks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to Shoutout my husband and two children for always believing in me and pushing me to become a better person. I want to Shoutout my friends Sonya, Keisha and Ashlee for always supporting me and since day 1 of my business.