We had the good fortune of connecting with Markayla Hardeman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Markayla, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Hey, it’s Markaylaa again owner of ShadedByKaylaa. My thought process behind starting my business really came based off me loving sunglasses, I’ve always had a thing for sunglasses growing up. In 2018, I finally expanded my love for sunglasses to the world. Yes, I put alot of thought into it because I felt like no one would buy anything from me. I started with a couple of pair, then slowly started purchasing more as time went by. Today, in 2022 I now have my own website where people from all over the world could explore and purchase more than just sunglasses from me. I also have bling headbands and scrunchies. I tend to have lip gloss and handbags from time to time. It’s not easy starting a business nor is it easy throughout the process of running it either. But it’s all worth it once you get the hang of things.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most proud of the fact that I never gave up on myself or my business. I’m also proud of the fact that I worked as hard as I did and pushed myself to get to where I am today. Things that could set me apart from others is that I don’t only sale sunglasses I have other girly accessories, and I am always looking for new things to add to my business. Starting your own business is not always easy! For me no it was not easy, but I never gave up. I’ve learned not only from running my business but from others as well, that at times you may feel like no one will purchase anything from you but keep going others will purchase that same item from you. I want the world to know that I worked hard for ShadedByKaylaa and every item I sale is literally items I like myself and know that others would like as well.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate this shoutout to all my supporters as well as my close friends that push me to continue to run my business and remind me TO NEVER GIVE UP!

Website: https://shadedbykaylaa.com

Instagram: @Shadedbykaylaa

Twitter: @shadedbykaylaa

Image Credits
instead of calling myself the CEO, I called myself the SHE.E.O meaning a female business owner.

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