We had the good fortune of connecting with Ebony Calhoun and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ebony, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I had so many thoughts but my main thought process was I have to leave something behind for my children. If anything was to happen to me today what do they have? I have to make sure that even when I am no longer here, that I am still being their mother, and the only way to do that was for me to be in control of my time. I was scared, optimistic, and excited all at the same time. I didn’t have a strong support system in place and I didn’t have a large source of income coming in either, so I was very reluctant to take that step because all I could do was focus on what will happen if this doesn’t work out, how will I be able to keep us afloat if this fails, but I had to look at my situation, I was a single mom living in an apartment and still working a job barely getting by and I looked at my babies once again and I said to myself you gotta make this work. Even though I’m still learning and it hasn’t been easy, I’m more determined now then I was when I originally started. The best thing you can do in life is create a income for yourself. Let me tell you a little more about BundlesbyAmaraJ. Bundles by AmaraJ is a Luxury Virgin Extension Line. I introduced my line in April 2021. I have been a consumer of hair from many different companies and distributors over the past 5 years. Over the last 3 years I’ve tested out many different textures and strands and is a self-proclaimed “weave connoisseur” myself. I am very “hands on” with Bundles by AmaraJ and because of it I am able to provide my customers the best quality hair. I love what I do and I’m very excited to see what the future holds for me and my small business.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My goal is to become a top wholesaler in the U.S and give other women who share the same struggles as I did and still do or just any other woman or man who would love to jump into entrepreneurship and become their own boss. One things I learned is entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, you really have to have a passion for it and be dedicated even when you’re not making any money. The challenges that I am faced with are overcame by prayer. You are going to be faced with many challenges and they can make or break you. The fact that I still have my small business and the growth I see is amazing, I’m proud that I took this step, I’m proud that I did not give up, compared to where I was when I started to now, gives me so much hope. I already knew what I wanted to do I was just scared to take that first step but with all the researching and reading, late nights and sacrifices I took is what got me to where I am professionally. What I want the world to know about my brand and my story is that this can be anybody’s story, you can do whatever you set your mind to do. Remember this brand so when you see it a couple years from now and I’m a top US wholesaler you can say I remember reading about her in shout out interviews article.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I don’t get out much, but a nice bar, hookah lounge, top golf, some nice restaurants and arcades would definitely be the go to spots. I like places with a lot of cultural backgrounds, I wanna be around bosses, women and men who make 6,7, and 8 figures, I wanna have conversations with those people, learn as much as I can from them while having a great time.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out God and my children. That’s what keeps me grounded. They get the credit and recognition in my story. Because of God all things are possible and my children are always close by helping as much as they can.

Website: https://www.BundlesbyAmaraJ.com

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Facebook: BundlesbyAmaraJ: Business page/ Amara Joy : personal page

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