We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Daugherty and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I decided to start Khanyele Wellness after years of researching and creating products for my friends and myself to use in our self-care routines. When I decided to turn it into a business I wanted my customers to feel like I was creating products just for them and any issues they were experiencing.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Khanyele Wellness supplies beauty and wellness products that are herbally infused according to the purpose of the product. I think what sets me apart is how I came to start my business. Outside of my experience in an African-centered Rites of Passage, I grew up in the Metro Atlanta area and was exposed to so many different things through that community. This allowed me to grow up with an understanding of the practice of yoga, meditation, herbal remedies, etc. Now that I’ve started Khanyele Wellness, I can see how my life was aligned to create and provide the products I am for members of my community.
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.
Well, my best friend just came here not too long ago so this is pretty easy. I’ve been a big advocate for Black Businesses regardless of where I live so we would visit as many Black-Owned Restaurants as possible, including Amahle, Phil & Derek’s, Ebony, and Taste.
We’d spend a lot of time at Exchange to Change, LLC since they always have great events, house several different small business vendors, and support the community with things like their community fridge.
And definitely get some self-care in by getting facials at The Gleaux Factory!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friends and family are the main ones who have kept me focused on my journey and encouraged me to turn my passion into a business. There’s honestly too many to name but the idea behind Khanyele Wellness is over 7 years old so any close friends that supported me throughout that time are the reason it’s come to fruition.
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