What is your name and business name? My name is Maria Raquel Thomas and my business name is Ria’s Slime Shop.
What does your business do? My business is an online store that is full of homemade slime that helps kids calm down. It’s great for kids when they stress or have anxiety and they can play with it for hours!
How did you get the original idea? I got the original idea from my friends liking the slime that I made and my mom helped me turn it into a business.
What are your favorite things about being young, female and entrepreneurial? My favorite things about being a young female entrepreneur is people appreciate the work you do. I like to put a smile on people’s face with my product. I want to be a Scientist, Inventor and Doctor because I like to help people and the planet. This business helps me get started.
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What advice would you suggest to another young girl who wants to start her own business? Some advice I would give to a young female entrepreneur is to do what you love don’t just do it for the money. Really put your heart into it and don’t let anyone get in your ear and tell you that you can’t do it. My mom always says “put your invisible headphones on when people start to hate on your success.”
What is your funniest OR craziest OR most favorite moment with a customer? My favorite moment with the customer is when I see the smile on their face when they play with my slime and the craziest moments where when kids were asking me for my autograph at a slime convention. I love that that kids enjoy my slime.
Have you faced any disadvantages? If so, talk about how you overcame them. Some disadvantages I’ve had is sometimes I can’t go to some of my friends’ parties and events because I am working. I tell myself, if I keep working hard it will pay off in the future and everything will turn out just fine.
What is next for your business and what motivational advice do you have for readers? What is next for my business is that I currently working on a slime collaboration with my younger sister who makes slime also. My motivational advice would be to focus on your passion and run with it. You can do this!
If you want to get in contact with Ria’s Slime Shop, here is the contact information:
- FB @riasslimeshop
- Instagram @riasslimeshop
- Website: www.riasslimeshop.biz; https://www.mariaraquelthomas.com/drip-lipgloss-collection