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Yaunie Williams is the owner of YAUNIE’S Scrub Sensation, which she created four years ago when she was just eight years old. Yaunie hand makes all her sugar scrubs, bath scrubs, and gift sets, which make perfect birthday and hostess gifts. For Yaunie, owning her own business is a way to spread joy to her customers and her community!
Learn more about Yaunie below, and watch her segment on Colorado & Company.
Question: Tell me a little bit about you – name, age, how long you’ve been an entrepreneur?
Answer: My name is Yaunie Williams and I am 12 years old. I have been an entrepreneur for 4 years.
Q: What motivated or inspired you to start a business?
A: My dad was my inspiration for the start of my own business and my mother was my motivation. They both helped me get started.
Q: Please share an overview of your business.
A: I sell sugar scrubs, bath scrubs, and gift sets.
Q: Do you have a website or place for people to contact you/buy products? If so, what is it?
A: I don’t have a website, but you can place orders through my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/maja.leigh.9.
Q: Tell us about some of the challenges you face being a young business owner.
A: Some of the challenges that I face is having the right measurements of everything and creating a product that everyone will love.
Q: What’s the best part about having your own business?
A: The best part about having my own business is to see people happy with my products and to see people come back to buy my product. I also like spreading joy!!!
Q: What is your involvement with Young Americans Bank and YouthBiz?
A: I currently have an account at Young Americans Bank and I try to participate in most of the classes that YouthBiz has to offer.
Q: Do you think kids should have their own bank account? Why or why not?
A: I think that kids should have their own bank account so that they are able to save and have money as adults. I think saving is very important.
Q: Has Young Americans Bank helped you learn about money? How? What did you learn?
A: Yes, Young Americans Bank has helped me learn about money through the Money Matters classes that they offer. I have learned how to make money, save money and invest back into my business.