We had the good fortune of connecting with Mar’Erica Matthews and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mar’Erica, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always had a passion to work for myself. It was the process of knowing how and where do I start. I worked in a dental office for about eight years and attended college part time. I still had responsibilities outside of work and school. Which required me to balance my work life as well as being a parent. So last year the pandemic happened and before you knew I was without a job. I went into a panic mode and asked myself what is something you love or think you would be interested in doing. I’ve always had a love for eyelash extensions, you would never catch me without them. So I decided to start my own business as a lash artist. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I enjoy the look on my clients face after enhancing their beauty!
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
What I’m most proud of is the fact that I’m actually walking in a career that I talked about for years. I am where I am today by being consistent and not being afraid to ask others for help. This path was not easy, you have to network and put yourself out there. You have to step out on faith with everything in life. I’m learning new things and will challenge myself everyday to be a better entrepreneur. I want the world to know that I never gave up and will continue to grow and learn all the days of my life.
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.
If my best friend was visiting, I would take her to a few spots in midtown. We could have drinks and let our hair down. See some of the cool places that Houston has to offer.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give anyone who has ever gave me an idea or answered any of my questions a big shout out. I have crossed paths of so many great individuals. I would like to say thank you to anyone who has helped me along the way. You are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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