Today we’d like to introduce you to Samarian Williams.
Hi Samarian, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My mother had this same love for shoes, and when she passed away in 2013 of colon cancer, it made me want to become an entrepreneur. The job my mom was working for nearly 20 years showed NO condolences. This made me more ambitious to get started. I had no clue what I wanted to do, but I knew my love for shoes and fashion was deep in me. I decided to launch Sole Re-Joyce which initially started as a shoe boutique (online) for women in 2018 since we have expanded to apparel and accessories. I came up with the name to honor my mother “Joyce”. This year in a month or less, I will be launching my cosmetic line “SCARZ COSMETICS”. I am so excited about this because makeup is a place that allows me to feel beautiful beyond all my past pain and physical scars. In 2004 I was a victim of a crime in Dellwood, MO. I received two heart surgeries and was left with physical scars. I am learning every day how to grow my business and how to become profitable to build wealth.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It is challenging daily to build an audience and a presence on social platforms. Trying to grow the business while still working a 9 to 5 is tough finding the balance and time to work on your business. The pandemic allowed me more time to focus. Although I still have a long way to go before reaching my goals, I continue to surround myself with like-minded individuals and people I can learn from.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am 49 years old, mother of one adult daughter. I am currently living my BEST single life, to continue the focus on building my businesses. I now have resided in Atlanta Georgia for the past 8 years.
Sole-Rejoyce is my online boutique for women’s apparel and accessories. I am excited to be less than a month away from launching my cosmetic line SCARZ COSMETICS. Scarz Cosmetics is designed to ” healing one BEAT at a time”. a makeup line that makes women of all ages feel good about themselves after any past physical, mental, or emotional scars.
In addition to my businesses, I am a corporate employee for a restaurant brand. I work in the training and development department. The brand has taught me so many things that I use in my business. I am most proud and grateful to remained employed with such a great brand. (17 years)
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
Risk comes with becoming an entrepreneur. You must take chances in business. There’s a saying I like to live by, “scared money can’t win”. Making mistakes is part of it as well, but you will never know how great you can become if you don’t take risks.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.solerejoyce.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/solerejoyce
- Facebook: solerejoyce