National Women’s Small Business Month
October is National Women’s Small Business Month; this is a time to celebrate and acknowledge women owned businesses across the nation. In 1972, women only owned 4.6% of all businesses in the United States. As of 2021, women own 42% of businesses in the United States. That’s nearly half! Here in Liberty County, we have some amazing women-owned and operated businesses, from fashion forward shops to stores that promote spiritual well-being. We want to focus and highlight a few of our women-owned businesses in Liberty County. Check them out below and show your support.
K&M Xtreme Clean
K&M Xtreme Clean is a local family-owned business with over 17 years of commercial cleaning and janitorial experience. K&M Xtreme Clean is owned by Kim Robinson and specializes in professional cleaning services. It all started back in 2017, when owner Kim Robinson lost her job due to a change in contract. After working for various companies over the years she decided to branch out and do something of her own that she would be proud of. You can utilize their services by visiting their website here. You can also find some of their cleaning supplies and essentials at various places such as Lucky’s Food Mart and Martin Mercantile in downtown Hinesville.
Molly Maxine Enterprises
Molly Maxine’s boutique offers a full line of Merle Norman cosmetics, a wide range of clothing and handmade jewelry. Cathleen Thomas and her two daughters Rhonda Thomas and Kim Ryon decided to open the business after discussing the need for a women’s boutique in downtown Hinesville. After much planning and anticipation, the boutique opened in November of 2014. Molly Maxine is our local Merle Norman retailer, so not only do you have the opportunity to shop for a new outfit, but you can also get a makeover all in one stop! Stop by and visit them in downtown Hinesville at 122 South Main Street. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for their latest updates here.
The Bling Shop
The Bling Shop with Michele Freeman is an independently owned and operated Paparazzi distributor. Ever since high school Michele has always thought of how cool it would be to own her own business. After graduating she tried various direct sales jobs but didn’t feel like it was working out. She found what she was looking for in 2017 when she joined Paparazzi. Shop her full line of accessories here. If you’re looking for an in-person shopping experience then check them out at 908 S Main St, Hinesville, Suite 102 A.
Rustic Designs Home Market
Originally starting out as a hobby out of her garage, Shelby Lee was able to turn her passion into a business. Rustic Designs is a home market that sells farmhouse inspired furniture and décor! When you walk through the doors, your eyes are drawn everywhere with the large selection that this home market offers. And did I mention most everything is customizable and homemade? Check out their amazing décor at 1875 GA 196 Hwy West, Hinesville. You can also find them on Facebook here.
If products for your mind, body and soul are what you’re looking for, then Cakamile is the boutique for you! Located in downtown Hinesville this all-natural health and wellness shop sells tea, all-natural body scrubs, crystals and oils! They also offer a men’s section that includes beard oils, scrubs and lotions. Be sure to stop by their store located 112 S Commerce Street, Hinesville. Make sure to shop their online store here.
Interested in checking out more unique businesses around Liberty County? Our community has plenty to choose from. Check out our Membership Directory, #ExploreLiberty and find them.