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This week has been a whirlwind!

So I am sharing it with the people who matter most...

You guys! :)

At CurlMix, we value transparency and women-owned businesses.

That said, I strive to share as much as I can about our business and what goes on behind the scenes.

I want you to be inspired and know that entrepreneurship is within reach. 

 

Story Time

Two weeks ago I felt pretty down.

We had been rejected from nearly all of the programs I applied to.

I felt like something was missing because I came so close to winning, so many times, just to fail in the end. 

Honestly, I was feeling overwhelmed and having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. 

Side Note: That's one of the main reasons I love your feedback emails and good reviews because, on days like those, your encouragement makes me smile. 

After weeks of stress had piled up, I felt like quitting. 

 

 

In an effort to keep pressing forward, I reached out to DNA Info Chicago to do a feature on CurlMix. 

The writer forwarded me to another journalist, they interviewed me and told me the write up would be shared later that week. 

Though I was very grateful for the opportunity, I really didn't think it would go very far and I knew there was so much more to be done.

I would need more than just one feature to launch our new line, or so I thought... 

What happened next completely blew me away!

After some really tough weeks, my life changed in a matter of days.

It all started Monday, March 13th. Tim and I woke up to the sounds of our phones blowing up with notifications.

We both looked at each other confused, and sleepy trying to figure out what in the world was going on.

We checked our phones, and immediately asked each other, "What did you do?!"

Little did we know, that morning the DNA Info feature on CurlMix went live on their front page.

 

 

Sales, text messages, and emails came flooding in.

People were congratulating us and asking questions about the CurlMix Party Tour

It caught us completely off guard, but we were extremely grateful.

We thought it couldn't get any better but the good news kept coming.

 

The Good Times Keep On Rolling

Not only were we featured in DNA Info, that same day a reporter from Allure Magazine reached out for a feature too

We were on cloud nine after we made the front page.

 

 

 Allure was super excited to get the sneak peak at our new product line, chosen by our lovely CurlMixers.

Later that day, just when we thought things couldn't get any better we were invited to be on TV for the first time.

We were guest on the ABC Chicago's Windy City Live where we got to mix up CurlMix on the air with the host Val Warner.

You can watch our segment right here:

 

New Changes for CurlMix on the Horizon

Big things are happening at CurlMix in the next month.

 

After months of applying to accelerators and incubators and getting rejected over and over again...

CurlMix was finally accepted into WiSTEM at 1871, the #1 co-working space here in Chicago.

It is the largest Tech Hub in the country!

WiSTEM or Women in STEM is a mentorship and training program sponsored by Google that focuses on growing women-owed businesses.

This will be a huge factor for CurlMix's growth and we are looking forward to all the cool new things we will be doing as a company. 

New Product Line

And to top it off, we are launching our new line next week. 

Make sure to get on the mailing list to be the first to know when it drops. 

Honestly, my life went from hermit entrepreneur who is always working in the house, to busy bee, networking, local celeb, entrepreneur lol in a matter of weeks, from one article. 

I am forever grateful to Andrea, the lovely lady who wrote the DNA Info Article, and to you, my CurlMixers. 

You'll never know how much I love you guys!

Thank you for rocking with us and supporting me, it means the world to me. 

 

Love ya!

Kim





16 Responses

Lunye
Lunye

April 16, 2017

Congrats to you! I attended the CurlMix party yesterday and I really enjoyed the event. I enjoyed how you really took time to speak with everyone and answered so many of my questions. I went through a period of DIY and it was so expensive that I stopped. Now I am inspired to start mixing again! Continued blessings to you!

Tina
Tina

March 28, 2017

Congrats guys!
You deserve it. . Every struggle become a winner, and that’s happiness. Keep on pushing on. Don’t give up!

Yolanda
Yolanda

March 27, 2017

Hold on tight! It’s about to be a wild ride! Congrats and continued success.

Chidi Beauty
Chidi Beauty

March 27, 2017

Congratulations!!! May God continue to bless you. We (your curlmixers) are rooting for your success! Be encouraged and keep up the good work!

Chidi Beauty | Green beauty for all skin tones

Dawn
Dawn

March 26, 2017

I am so happy for you all and so grateful that I stumbled across these products at the Black Women’s Expo!

Jamila ?
Jamila ?

March 26, 2017

Thank you for sharing all in this post (the lows, how comments from us matter, and the highs). What you shared is so encouraging in that this entrepreneur thing is hard work and takes time. We could think you have it all going on because we see what you have done and are doing thus far over a span of time, but not see that there is still a struggle to continue to grow, expand, and possibly simply maintain. Seeing these behind-the-scenes glimpses are encouraging as they shine a real light on what one’s journey can be and that perseverance is a must, though we don’t always feel like it. Again, thank you SO much for sharing what you did and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Rooting for you two in business, marriage, and life. ?

Tonya
Tonya

March 25, 2017

Congrats! Continue to embrace greatness.

Danielle
Danielle

March 25, 2017

Congrats! Hard work pays off. Happy to see your success.

Tawana
Tawana

March 25, 2017

Congratulations! May God continue to bless you guys. Accept His Blessings and Grace with open arms!

Tiffany
Tiffany

March 25, 2017

Congrats!! Can’t wait to see the reveal of the new line! So excited!

Doris Douglas
Doris Douglas

March 25, 2017

God bless you both and continued success to your business

Patrece
Patrece

March 25, 2017

Congratulations and continued success.

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 25, 2017

Omgosh! Yay! May God continue to send blessings your way

Selece Owens
Selece Owens

March 25, 2017

Wow!! This is awesome! I am so happy and proud of you guys!!

Trashonda Thompson
Trashonda Thompson

March 25, 2017

Kim,

May God continue to bless you guys with many more to be a blessing to others!

Gloria
Gloria

March 25, 2017

Never give up, we are so proud of you guys!

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