My business name is Ladybug Lenses By Lea. I am a young 7 year old CEO named Lea Lawrence . I live in the Bronx New York and my Mom’s name is Kenisha.
I sell fashionable children’s sunglasses. The glasses are sold to all ages of children – from infants to kids who are 12 years old.
I came up with the original idea because, I always loved wearing sunglasses as a baby. Whenever I would go into Target, my Mom would get a new pair of sunglasses and a bag because, I always loved accessories. It still is a love. So my Mom started an Instagram page to allow me to show off my fashion. I started picking out my own pieces from since I can remember.
My favorite thing about being young, female and entrepreneurial is I like to pick out the sunglasses and earn my own money. My Mom shared that she likes that I can be a boss and make my own money. Plus I’m a great example for my little sister. I’m hoping one day that I can work with her so that we can both interact and sell to people.
I started off at a fast pace in July 2020. It slowed down after some time. I had the hardest time getting followers on Instagram. A lot of my business is handing out our business cards. I was working on how to build a bigger following on Instagram. I know sometimes consumers might feel like you only buy sunglasses in the summer but, I wear sunglasses all year around. LOL.
My advice for young female entrepreneurs who are still planning or thinking about starting a business is to NEVER GIVE UP! This is a slow process. One day I will get to where I want to be. Sometimes I get frustrated and wonder why I am not selling as much certain weeks. But it will come. I just need to be patient and never give up.
You can follow Lea at:
- Website Ladybuglensesbylea.com
- Lea Lawrence’s Instagram: @ladybuglenses