November 21, 2011
Retail Cosmetics Store
San Angelo, TX
SBDC Advisor: Paul Howard
Melissa is like many ladies who use makeup. She has certain wants and needs when it comes to her makeup. Melissa searched for the types and brands she wanted and was unable to find them in San Angelo.
Melissa was working in the family business and decided she would look into opening a shop that sold makeup that is very popular and not found locally. She met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center. Advisor Howard suggested to Melissa to determine what her start up costs would be and begin working on a business plan. She says, “The SBDC was a huge help in guiding me through the process. Research that was provided was a vital part, giving me confidence to open this type of store.”
Makeup Junkies is now open. Ladies can go into the shop and try it on for size and see what works best for their complexion and skin. Melissa and her staff have the expertise and knowledge to help those ladies that are not sure what makeup to use. This new business created three new jobs for San Angelo.
“The SBDC was a huge help in guiding me through the process. Research that was provided was a vital part, giving me confidence to open this type of store.” - Melissa Faulkner
Impact on the Community