October is National Women’s Small Business Month and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce would like to honor local women who own small businesses. Once a week for the month of October, we will be highlighting one business/woman in the Worthington area who has opened their own small business.
Sarah Fisher started her business, Frida Bee Studio, in the summer of 2021. Sarah focuses on piercings, permanent jewelry, lash lifts, brow laminations, and permanent makeup. Sarah also loves to give back to her community through her business and hopes that her business can be a welcoming and calming space.
What services and goods does your business offer?
“I started doing eyebrows, that was what brought me into this. I have a few different services that fall under the permanent make-up world. I do micro-blading, but I also offer something called a ‘powder brow’ which is very similar and actually less trauma to the skin. So I talk to people a lot about what their goals and expectations are and also what their skin type is and their activity level so I can make sure I’m giving them the service that is right for them.”
“I also do lip blushing which is kind of like [a] tattooed lip. I think people hear that and expect it to be a dramatic change, but it can actually be pretty subtle for someone who maybe just over the years, if you lose color toward the edge of your lips, it can help redefine that shape without changing it.”
“I honestly feel like now that I’ve added so many different services, it’s wonderful because I feel like I can see different people.”
What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve gotten out of having a business?
“Showing my daughter how, as a woman, I can own a business and not only that but just the capabilities behind owning a business. Having her see me, when we moved into this new space, I sanded all the floors myself and did a lot of the handiwork myself, and I like that she can experience that that’s something that anyone can do, you just have to learn how to do it.”
“I also think something that’s really rewarding is being able to give back. So many things we do as humans are following trends and that was something I did as a younger person. I like that I can give that back to people and they can just feel like they can do what’s right for themselves instead of doing what follows any kind of trend.”
What advice would you give your younger self about opening a business?
“I feel like that one’s really hard because I’ve only been a business owner for a little over two years. I think in general, just kind of trusting yourself. You need to know in your business like, ‘do you feel confident about what you’re doing?’ And not even that you have to be an expert by any means, but I think you have to be invested in something enough that you know you’re willing to speak passionately about it. I feel like that’s really important. I think networking is so important and if you don’t really love what you’re doing or you don’t really think it’s an impactful thing that you’re doing then it might be harder to be authentic with people.”