Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your business?
I’m Erin Baylongo, owner of the colour lab in downtown Waynesboro at 407 W Main Street.
What inspired you to open your business?
I wanted to do something different. I had a vision of offering clients a relaxing, spa-type atmosphere with a very customized experience.
Why did you choose Waynesboro?
I remember coming to Downtown Waynesboro when I was younger. My great-grandmother would bring my brother and me for lunch and shopping. I knew I wanted a unique atmosphere with lots of character. With my past memories and eclectic feel, it was a perfect fit!
What was your biggest challenge getting started?
The biggest challenge was getting the name out and making people aware that we are here.
What do you wish you had known before you started your business?
I wish I had known that owning a small business is wearing multiple hats, so it is very important to schedule in office time to do the book keeping as well as marketing and strategic planning.
What has been your biggest reward?
The biggest reward is knowing that my dream has come to life and I am investing in the future of myself and my family. It’s also been rewarding to have had many clients express how much they love the atmosphere here. They are able to really relax while receiving a service.
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