We often hear of small businesses and how important it is to show love and support them. So, what is a small business and why should you be giving them your money?
Small businesses are often independently owned and operated, meaning they are not subsidiaries or divisions of larger corporations. They may operate at a local, regional, or niche market level and while some small businesses may expand their reach, they often serve a specific community or market segment. Examples of small businesses include local shops, restaurants, service providers, family-owned businesses, and startups.
On the FCC campus, a few students have already started their businesses. It ranges from nail shops, hair salons, pet sitting, and even photography services. After speaking to these students, you’ll realize just how much of an impact their business is having on the campus and in the town of Frederick.
These small business owners are but are not limited to:
- Pneuma Nails
Pneuma Nails is owned by Grace Prak who is in her last year at FCC. Her business provides a traveling nail service, high-quality manicures, pedicures, customizable press-on nails, and homemade shower steamers. Her favorite part of being a businesswoman is “seeing the satisfaction on my client’s face when I’m done with their nails.” You can book an appointment with her on Instagram @pneuma_nails or contact her at 240-937-9909 or [email protected].
- Styles By Cali
Styles By Cali is owned by Krystal Henry, who is in in her last year at FCC. Her business provides hair and lashes services, dreadlocks retwists, and detox. She recently relocated to 22 Allegheny Ave., Towson/ Her favorite part of being a businesswoman is “I just love what I do.” You can book an appointment with her on Instagram @_styles_by_cali or contact her at 240-626-3608 or [email protected].
- Ava’s Amazing and Random Services
This business is owned by the first-year student Ava Lee. Her business provides a number of services ranging from gardening to baby/pet sitting or whatever you need to be done, and she said “she’ll do it in the nick of time.” According to Lee, there are “no hard and fast rules when it comes to payment” so her customers can pay whatever they think is fair. She’s available when you need it and can be contacted at 240-549-3848 or [email protected].
- It’s Just Nkay
This business is owned by Nana Kwame who recently graduated from Frederick Community College. His business provides photography services for graduation, wedding, birthdays and photoshoots. He said his favorite part of being a business owner is “I love how flexible it allows me to be.” You can inquire his services by contacting him at 240-224-6125 or [email protected].
Every Nov. 25, small businesses are celebrated and supported with the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Saturday. ” This year, U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $17.9 billion, according to the 2022 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.