Running a business is hard work, but more and more women are entering the entrepreneurship space while also balancing their family and personal lives. On today’s episode, Kimberly Lewis, co-founder of CurlMix joins us to discuss her business journey, her experience on Shark Tank, and the future vision she has for her growing business.
Kimberly pivoted CurlMix while 7 months pregnant by focusing on one amazing product that helps women style their curls. After selling hundreds of products within hours of launching their new product, CurlMix was quickly put on the path to success.
She has learned how to create her own hair product as well as the networking, marketing, and investing that goes into running a business with the support of her husband. While she has faced significant hurdles, Kimberly was always determined to overcome these struggles and find innovative ways to fund and expand her business. Inspired by her mother, Kimberly’s passion for entrepreneurship continues to grow and she hopes to make CurlMix public in the near future.
Join us today as we discuss:
· Creating CurlMix as a vertically integrated business
· Finding success and co-founding a business
· How they expanded their network and found funding
· The hurdles she has faced and overcome
Learn more about CurlMix and Kimberly: https://www.curlmix.com/
Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section.
1:32 – Welcome Kimberly Lewis!
2:41 – Pivoting her business
6:50 – How did investment funding work?
9:49 – Her experience on Shark Tank
14:46 – How did she know how to make a hair product?
18:36 – Running a business is not for the faint of heart
20:00 – Funding for her business against hurdles
22:00 – Where does she get her inspiration?
23:19 – Advice she’d give to women starting their own business
24:37 – Other topics Kim wants to highlight
25:26 – How does she reach her customers?