MEET KAMILAH and Nikayla Scott, the nine-year-old twin sisters from America who are already the owners of a successful organic bath and skincare business.
The youngsters, who have followed in their own mother’s entrepreneurial footsteps, launched Little Ladies Organics in November last year.
First only selling homemade soap bars to family and friends, the sisters have expanded their product line to include bath salts, bath bombs, body butter and lip balm.
Kamilah and Nikayla’s mother, Shauna Larmore owns SKN Credit Repair, a credit repair company in Maryland.
Before starting her own business in 2014, Larmore was a single mum working two full-time jobs to support herself and her daughters. This was something she did not want her daughters to go through.
“One day I sat them down and I just asked them is there was something they were interested in because they could turn it into a business,” Larmore told the Capital Gazette.
“Nikayla said she had been watching soap making videos on YouTube,” Larmore said. “Everyone loved the idea. I gave them the financial backing and the rest is history.”
To promote Little Ladies Organics, Kamilah and Nikayla have ventured into the community attending neighbourhoods events and speaking to groups of young girls their age about their business.
“A lot of people say they wish they had the mind-set and support at such a young age,” their mother said.
“My friends think that it’s really cool,” Nikayla said.
“My friends are happy for me and I gave them some lip balm,” Kamilah said. “One of my friends wants to start a business sewing stuff and selling it.”
WORDS: Rykesha Hudson