Tiffany Cyrus is a model and is also the owner of Nubian Crowns. She lives by the motto “You don’t have to win a crown to be a queen”. Tiffany has always believed that every woman deserves to be beautiful. She told us that she was inspired to create these crowns for the women who are hidden behind closed doors because she wants them to remember that they are a queen too. She handmakes all of her pieces and has so much passion behind what she does. Her mission and her beautiful soul is what inspired to ask her to be part of the shoot. She is the true example of an empowered woman empowering women.
Tell us about your business and how got started
My entrepreneurial business, Nubian Crowns, was inspired by a beauty photoshoot in 2018. I created a custom crown for myself and quickly realized how many people loved it and how it made me feel. This inspired me to want to create them for others too.
Who introduced you to entrepreneurship?
I was always a creative person, even from my childhood days. I took my creativeness and it spiralled into entrepreneurship. I also wanted a way to stay home and raise my family which inspired me to start my own business.
How did you get started in entrepreneurship?
I started my conquests to entrepreneurship after studying cosmetology. That was my first love. Melting colours together gave me a creative way to see people’s inner beauty.
Biggest Struggle In Entrepreneurship
The biggest struggle in entrepreneurship is getting financial backing and finding a platform that would showcase my one of a kind Nubian crowns. Thankfully I am surrounded by others who see my mission and support my dream.
Biggest Win In Entrepreneurship
There’s nothing more rewarding than gaining independence to help boost one’s confidence in doing what one aspires to do. For me, become financially independent has been my biggest win.
Favourite way to celebrate your wins
Sitting with a glass of wine and relishing in my path to becoming more independent and watching how successful my business is becoming is one of my greatest joys.
What Inspires you?
Inspiration comes in many forms. The fact that I want to become successful means hard work however my discipline to choose between what I want now and what I want most is encouraged by my partner Edward and multitudes of well-wishers and friends whom I consider family.
What is Your Morning Routine?
The first thing I do each morning is to give thanks to the Lord for another amazing day that I will put a smile on someone else’s face and to take care of my family
3 Lessons You Have Learned In Business
When one is going to start a business the three lessons that motivate me are determination, hard work and following your dreams despite the negativity that may come your way.
Favourite Social Media Platform To Be Social On
My favourite social media platform is Instagram because I get so much positive feedback from my followers and also get to communicate with clients on a regular basis.
Tips For SECURING THE BAG (making that money Hunny!)
I believe that these tips for “securing the bag” are off to optimum in making a business successful:
1. Customer Service- how do you deal with your customers is really important.
2. Quality- products and going the extra mile to ensure all necessary details are added on with a personal touch.
3. Time Management- ensuring I will get the product done on an agreed-upon time.
What is something you wish you knew that you know now when you started your business?
Somethings I wish I knew before starting my business are:
1. Ensuring I have copyright infringement and properly understanding that royalty for the use of my product without consent or acknowledgment is important.
2. How to write a contract if I wanted to offer my products to be sold by a third party.
What would you say to someone who looking to start their own business but scared?
Starting a business is wonderful! There will be days you may be overwhelmed, discouraged and simply want to hang your hat up. Every overwhelming disappointment and heart-wrenching feeling you go through on the roller coaster of life is worth not giving up on your dreams because with hard work comes great success!
What is your favourite Girl Boss quote and why?
My favourite girl boss quote is “you don’t have to win a crown to be a Queen.” We are all unique and beautiful in our own way. My crown helps to boost confidence in women who hide behind closed doors or not seeing their beauty. My crown also gives them a voice to say there will always be someone prettier but right now that’s” ME”!
Original interview conducted by @socialsandstilettos & @heysocialbabes.