Meet Nahia, owner of Bayra by Nahia! We caught up with her at our Nashville and La Vergne markets and got to know a bit more about her and her thriving business!
CEM: Tell us about your business. How did you first get the idea?
Hi, my name is Nahia Toro and I am 13yrs. I moved from Puerto Rico to Tennessee last year. Bayra by Nahia was an idea that I got when I received as one of my Christmas in December 2022 a small Kit to make jewelry with Resin. Later on I overheard a conversation of my parents talking about the medical expenses for genetic testing for me so I got the idea to create some unique pieces with resin and turn it into profit to help out in some way to cover medical expenses.
CEM: What supplies and resources did you need to get going? How did you get a hold of them?
The resin is the main ingredient, the second material that I need are molds and the rest depending on the design I might need pressed flowers, glitter, tints and other stuff. To make new designs, depending on the ideas I have I keep adding other things I need to create. I always do a search to see how can I get the materials I need in a better price range. In order to get my small business going what I do is make an investment of about 40% of the profit from the selling and use it to buy more materials and restock resin.
CEM: What are some challenges you’ve faced in business, and how did you overcome them?
The challenges I have to overcome are basically keeping my pieces always moving and creating new things that attract customers’ interest. My other challenge is my health because some days I have in my agenda to create some new pieces and if I don’t feel good then I have to move everything on the agenda for another day. I am very organized and I am always making plans to keep up to date with my orders and my inventory. Other things I do when I have to stop, is search for some new ideas to create new pieces. Another challenge I am working on is that I am new in this state and I don’t have many friends or contacts that support me with my business, but hopefully with the exposure of Children’s Entrepreneur Market I can promote my business.
CEM: Do you have any advice for other aspiring kid entrepreneurs?
The advice I have for new entrepreneurs is to think of ways to turn into profit whatever they like to do. I love art in all its ways of expression and I really enjoy to create new things with different materials. I also took every experience I have and instead of seeing how empty is the glass I’m always seeing the opportunity to learn from and improve each day.
CEM: How can potential customers get in touch with you?
I have a facebook page (Bayra by Nahia) and soon I will have my webpage too. So customers can get in touch either by facebook messenger or my webpage. Thanks for the opportunity to participate as part of Children’s Entrepreneur Market – Tennessee. It has been an experience for me to grow in many areas.
Thanks for talking with us Nahia!