Today we’d like to introduce you to Talia Stokes.
Hi Talia, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I started back in 2019 after having my daughter. I was stressed being a first time parent and my skin broke out really bad. I have a background in pharmacy but was heavy into natural products so I combined what I already knew to make skincare products for my sensitive skin. After about a year of furthering my knowledge, I launched Chaya Beauty LLC which now provides an array of products for everyone.
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?
Nothing about entrepreneurship is a smooth road lol I have had days where I have just wanted to quit because I was overwhelmed. I’ve had formulas that didn’t work well which needed to be re-vamped and I honestly still work on them daily to ensure I offer my best. The main struggle I deal with is getting out my comfort zone. I am an introvert so I wanted to stay behind the scenes which doesn’t work out well unless you are at liberty to hire a “face” for your company.
I have learned that in order to grow people have to be comfortable knowing it’s a real person and business so I made sure to get a website, business email and a toll-free number for customer service and support. I am still learning how to be consistent with content and captions lol
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Chaya beauty is an all-natural, organic and vegan-friendly skincare line. I have everything from cleansers to everyday items like body bars. Everything is handmade with love and care. I specialize in just providing life beauty to keep your natural beauty glowing and chemical-free. What I believe sets me apart from others is my passion I do not look at this like a job. It brings a smile to my face when I get repeat customers or when I’m at a vendor event and someone says they came because of me! If you have any problem areas I’m sure I have a product to help your issue especially my facial bars. I’m most proud of my branding due to no matter where I go I represent my business. I have masks, tumblers, shirts, keychains, etc. which prompts people to ask questions which I can then end up possibly gaining a new customer. You should definitely want to wake up & be beautiful with Chaya Beauty
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
There is no reward without risk. The main risk that I have been taking is doing different vendor events because I pay a fee to attend but there is no guarantee on return. There could be low traffic, bad weather or changes that can affect the outcome. I put money into my business not knowing how it will work sometimes trying new formulas or even messing up products which I have to trash. Whenever I take a risk I just try to remember that nothing worth having comes super easy in the business world and that in the end everything that is supposed to be will be.
- Email: Info@chaya-beauty.com
- Website: Chaya-beauty.com
- Instagram: Chaya.Beauty
- Facebook: Chaya Beauty