Success Story: Kaitlyn Maycumber


KB Brows and Lashes | Beauty | Elmira, NY

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What challenges have you faced in life that make becoming an entrepreneur more difficult OR better prepared you for entrepreneurship?

Having my son right out of high school, I never thought I’d be able to go to college. They offer paid training to become a certified nurses assistant at a local nursing home so I went with that. Having zero room for error, I thought that was my best option. Fast forward five years later and life just wasn’t clicking. I had two children and a husband working 12 hour shifts 6 days a week to make ends meet, and to top it off, I didn’t like my job.

When did you first know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

When I walked into a nail salon with eyebrows and walked out with none! Or when I was walking around with 2 months overgrowth because the one lady who does them really good went on vacation! I couldn’t be the only one who had these problems. I thought I’d have to go to school for cosmetology even though I had no interest in hair. They were the only people I knew who waxed! I had no clue there was someone out there called an esthetician! I was shocked that there were beauty professionals for all things skin!

“I love what I do and the freedom of working from home has been a blessing.”

What or who inspires you?  

I’ve found that within the beauty industry people are paying for names and not always quality products. I want to change that.

What are your dreams for the future:

I’m currently adding a nail artist, making me one step closer to a one stop beauty shop. I want to help people. I want people to feel comfortable and love the skin they’re in. I want to provide alternatives to current beauty trends that may not work for everyone! I want to educate and show others how to do what I do! I aspire to have locations across the nation!

How has helped you on your journey?

I’ve been able to pay rent for office space for year, purchase inventory, and create and sell my own lash cleansers!

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