Sarah Mason: I’m Sarah Mason, owner of Cape Cod Nail Co. We started in 2016 as a mobile nail salon, then we launched a product line. We have a 10-free, cruelty free, vegan friendly nail polish line, Cape inspired, nautical and fun Cape names. And now we’re here in the Mashpee Commons, full brick and mortar nail salon.
We opened December of 2020. Opening during the pandemic was really scary. The Coop was with me every step of the way. I went to them a lot in the beginning, asking them questions about different grants, different loans that were available to me. I’m a nail technician by trade, so having them to help me with all the finances has been really great.
One piece of advice I would give someone who’s starting out in business is find a mentor. Somebody that you really trust, network with other businesses who you may view as competition. We really believe in community over competition.
It truly does take a village.