By Madison Titshaw
With the U.S. unemployment rate still high for many people, some have decided to start their own paths toward entrepreneurship.
One example is University of Central Florida student Kayla Ramos, the creator of Lyklabel. She shared her pathway of entrepreneurship during the pandemic with The Scribe.
Ramos’ company began as a hobby where she enjoyed making swimsuits and clothing for herself. After posting a few outfits and swimsuits on her social media she received an ample amount of attention from social media, she said. This sparked the fire in her,
which made her take her talents to another level and profit off of her creations, Ramos recalled. Her first launch was a swimsuit line which had several items sell out quickly.
What was the hardest part about this whole journey for her?
“It had nothing to do with money or marketing but believing in my talent and potential,” Ramos said.
“Self-confidence and my perfectionism was the hardest part for me, but when I began to share my work on social media platforms and people started liking and purchasing items, it brought me comfort and confidence to go harder.” For Ramos, Lyklabel “is a women’s swimsuit and clothing line that does mostly custom items that vary from tops, bottoms, and dresses.”
“We, also, do a little tailoring,” she said. “LYK’s second collections will be dropping soon.”
She advises upcoming entrepreneurs to start by believing in themselves.
“Do not base your work on anybody but you,” Ramos advised. “A lot of people are going to have a lot of negative things to say about you and your work so make sure you have a strong circle.”