KRYSTAL- NOVEMBER 2018 MOMPRENEUR
Krystal Vallery of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a mompreneur, full time worker and mom of two beautiful children. She recently got engaged (yayyy! congrats girl #blacklove) so she has A LOT on her plate. Krystal is the creator and owner of Belle Beloved hair care and skin products. Belle Beloved started off as a DIY project that quickly grew into a business through the encouragements of her loved ones.
A friend of Krystals suggested that she should share her products with the world. (Yay friend!) Initially, she was hesitant to the suggestion because she was already a full time mom and employer. How would she ever have time to run a business as well?
Belle Beloved is quickly expanding their products from deep conditioners, hair moisturizers to body butters. All of the products are freshly made to order and is chemical/cruelty free. If you are interested in using more natural products for you hair and skin or if you want to support a hard working mama check out Krystal Vallery at Belle Beloved.
MMC Q&A With Krystal
What’s the hardest part about being a Mompreneur?
K: For me the hardest part is finding balance between work, mom life and my business. There just isn’t enough hours in a day!
What made you decide to be a Mompreneur?
K: I decided to turn a craft into a business because I’ve always wanted to work for myself. Just never knew what I wanted to do or how I was going to make it happen. The older my kids get the more I feel like I need to be more accessible for them. Working Monday-Friday 8-5 doesn’t really give me the opportunity to be more involved with their school lives and I want to be a part of it all. Another reason I chose to become a Mompreneur is because I want something I can hand down to my kids.
How do you find the balance between Mom’ing and Entrepreneurship?
K: I haven’t lol. My evenings and nights are literally all over the place all the time. Since I make my products in the kitchen I multi task. Helping with homework, cooking and making products all get done at one time.
What keeps you going everyday?
K: I know this may sound cliché, but my kids are what keeps me going. Yes, I do it for another source of income and because I like it. But my main reason is for them!
What makes your business unique?
K: Belle Beloved is unique because it’s not just a business. It’s a craft that me and my daughter do together. This is our mommy daughter time apart of our bonding. She enjoys it just as much as I do and she’s learning along the way.