This Midwest Mom’s Bath & Body Business Slowed During the Pandemic — So She Made the Most of the Bad Situation

We here at GOBankingRates want to help get our nation’s small businesses back on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic. To do that, we’re highlighting readers’ favorite small businesses around the country, and shining a spotlight on what makes them special to their customers and their towns. 

In this edition of our Small Business Spotlight series, we’re featuring Soap Junkii, a small batch bath and body company based in Chicago. Founder Quinneidrah Taylor specializes in creating 100% handmade products such as soap, body butters and infused oils for all skin types, and also offers soap-making workshops. Here, we discuss how her daughter’s eczema inspired her to become an entrepreneur, the importance of having your financials in order when running a small business and how she made the most of slower business months during the pandemic.