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Check Out Quizzina Forney’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Quizzina Forney.

Hi Quizzina, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I begin on a journey to make changes in my life to live healthier and use natural products on my skin and body, after I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition. I started by making my own whipped Shea butter body cream. I eventually would make jars for my family and friends, who encouraged me to consider sharing my creations with others. I launched QuizzyMae in 2017. From whipped Shea butter, I branched out to make Lip balm, All-natural deodorant, Brown sugar Facial scrub, Coffee Scrub, and Organic Lavender and Oatmeal soap. All of my products are handmade/crafted and packaged by myself. I make all of the items in my kitchen and use my basement to store my products and supplies. I take great care and pride in delivering a quality product that is made with love and all-natural plant-based ingredients.

At this time, my business is solely online. I had the opportunity to have my products in a beauty store, which unfortunately closed in 2019. I also participate in craft/vendor events in my area. I have received overwhelming positive feedback from my creations. This is very encouraging for me to continue to grow my business. I am a creative person and I want to continue to create and grow my business.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
As expected, I have encountered problems along the way. Obtaining funding to grow my business is the biggest challenge QuizzyMae currently faces. Many funding sources are available for small businesses vs micro businesses. This presents a challenge but does not stop me from trying and continuing to apply to grants and other funding sources.

I run the business solely by myself. At times this can be overwhelming, especially around the holidays or during sales. However, I tend to manage and have managed to fulfill orders timely.

Also, the pandemic caused USPS to delay mail for weeks, which also impacted orders being delivered on time.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
QuizzyMae values providing quality and affordable skincare products to individuals who suffer with dry skin and who are conscientious about using products without harmful ingredients. QuizzyMae’s skincare products are different than most. Our black woman-owned business specializes in handmade skincare products made exclusively with all-natural ingredients–the ones you can pronounce! A simple problem requires a simple solution: All-natural products for all-natural skin. Each product is hand-crafted, most made with an average of 6 ingredients or less. Less truly is more, especially when it comes to skincare. This sets QuizzyMae apart from other skincare brands.

QuizzyMae offers all-natural products using ingredients that customers are familiar with. All products are handmade and tailored to meet skincare needs without compromising quality and offering high value for money.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
I was raised by my grandmother, Pearline Jones. I really enjoyed watching her cook and prepare homemade dishes. At times, I would also help her to cook. One of my favorite dishes to help with was homemade biscuits.

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2 Comments

  1. King Blake

    July 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    This article gave me a helpful insight into what it takes to grow and manage a small business. Ms. Quizzy is a very industrious person who has her sights set on the promises and rewards that comes with starting your own business. I do hope that she gets some of that government money that is floating around in Maryland to help generate the interest and financial support for small businesses. It is refreshing to see and hear about young people doing positive things in and for the communities they live and work in. My hope and prayer for for Ms. Quizzy Mae is that she receives the financial and public support to advance her dream and vision. With God’s help it is astounding what new heights Ms. Quizzy can rise to. Please keep the faith and continue to be that positive role model to all of us who aspire to sit in lofty places through through your example of hard work and motivation.

  2. Tyrone Forney

    July 23, 2021 at 2:15 am

    I love your story and I am very proud of you. Keep up the good work.

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