It’s so exciting to officially announce one of the Teenpreneur Conference speakers! Zandra has some amazing accomplishments as a teen business owner but I also love how she is so down to earth and humble. I asked her to introduce herself to everyone so you can get to know her a little bit before coming to the conference. Let’s support each other so go ahead and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
Hi I’m Zandra A. Cunningham of Zandra, and I’m so excited to say that I will be attending this soon to be wonderful and empowering Teenpreneur
When I started my business at 9 years old, there weren’t a lot of resources out there to support me. I was forced to either create my own, or find a way to be a part of programs designed for adults. Since that time I have created a profitable brand, become an international speaker and facilitated workshops for national organizations.
I never initially intended to start a business at 9 years old. All I really wanted was lip balm, because my mom wouldn’t let me wear make up. The other problem I needed to solve was, my dad refused to buy it for me, forcing me to make my own.
I started off making lip balm and soon realized there was a need for natural products, since the ones in the mall contained so many damaging ingredients. I started getting request for other products and those request forced me to research other products I could make. I took classes and spend a ton of time learning all I could about making skin care products. Five years later I now have a line of natural bath and body products developed specifically for tweens and teens.
I have a full production studio and fulfillment center. My parents are super involved, in addition to my part time employees. Together we hand make every product in small batches. Learn more about my products at www.zandrabeauty.com.
I am delighted to share my story and expertise at this teen conference; I can’t wait to meet and connect with other teenpreneurs. I look forward to sharing my journey on how I got to where I am today and I am honored to help inspire others to create something of their own to share with the world.