Tell us a bit about yourself and your business. What made you decide to open your own small business and how long have you been in operation?
I’m Lisa Scott from Beaute Box. Beaute Box was one of the original Activated Spaces Pop-Up Shops in 2011 in downtown’s Terra-cotta District, and was mainly focused on manicures and pedicures. In 2012, the we officially launched skincare, lash extensions, and permanent makeup. In 2018, the business moved to its new and larger location at 20 W Monument.
I am an entrepreneur at heart. I relocated back to Dayton from San Bernardino, California, and after building a foundation of clients decided to apply for the Pop-Up pilot program.
What do you enjoy about working in downtown Dayton?
I like working where the heart beats, being in a central location, and meeting diverse people.
Tell us something about your business that may surprise people to learn.
When I opened originally I did not have an official business plan. I hope this encourages other small businesses to know that you don’t have to have all your ducks in a row, but just know their names and herd them in line as you need them.
It’s okay to be fearful when you’re thinking of stepping out to start a business, but don’t let fear paralyze you.
How is your business coping with the pandemic and how can people support you now?
We are governed by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and Health Board, so on March 18 of 2020 we were closed down for 2.5 months. During that time, it allowed me to get my online eye lash extension supply store, BeauteBoxNoir.com, up and running. It offers many lash extension products for training, spas, salons, and individuals for local pick up and shipping. We were also able to expand our training and add digital products to help build a lash extension business or any business.
20 W. Monument Ave.
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