Aunyx Burrell is A Woman Making it Happen

Welcome to our weekly edition of Women Making it Happen (#WomenMakingItHappen). Each Wednesday on the blog we’ll feature a woman entrepreneur who’s making it happen in the world of entrepreneurship! She's gonna share with us how she keeps it moving for her business venture(s). 

Today’s featured woman is Aunyx Burrell, owner of Amentas Keys; a luxury handmade body and bath boutique that specializes in natural, vegan/vegetarian, Eco-friendly handmade artisan soap, scrubs, butters & other gourmet bath & body . We met Aunyx on Facebook after joining her networking group for black moms in business.

We asked Aunyx to share a bit about what keeps her pushing and striving to #MakeItHappen!!!

  1. First, we’d like to thank you so much for being a featured guest on our blog.Tell us a little bit about your business ventures. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share a little about myself. I am a visual artist and Mompreneur. I enjoy seeing people happy. I freelance my photography skills from time to time but my Gourmet Bodycare Co. is my main creative outlet.
  2. What propelled you to venture off into entrepreneurship? I got my feet wet in the business world via my portrait company back in college as a means to pay for my photography degree. I worked for a national photography chain and also did a paid internship with a small business portrait photographer while I attended school overtime. Rent in Boston was astronomical so the money from my 2 jobs was simply not enough. I had to create my own way.

  3. What are three important lessons you’ve learned since starting out in your business(es)? 1.) My network is my Net Worth. The importance of surrounding myself with like-minded, positively driven individuals.
    2.) Delegate, delegate, delegate. I am a huge fan of D.I.Y. but that is not a realistic approach to growth. Knowing my strengths and letting others lend a helping hand has been a godsend for me. 
    3.) Take breaks. As many as needed. I am at my best when I am not working under pressure. 
    and 4 because I am a rebel) I've learned to push myself to dream bigger.
  4. Have you faced any particular struggles being a woman owned business owner? Mainly the guilt associated with dividing my attention between my children and my business. I have two toddlers. I want to give my all to both my kids and to the company, but there are days when one needs more than the other. I hate telling my babies "Mommy is busy right now." Breaks my heart every time.

  5. Tell us a little bit about your support circle; who do you rely upon for support and guidance? My big sister is my lifeline. She has experienced everything I go through before I do. I call her up for everything. Business related, baby related, hubby related, Anything and she will give me the run down with no filter.

    I created a networking group for Mommies like me. These sisters are so fabulous. They're entrepreneurs, they're moms, and they are the best support team. They keep me motivated. I met my business bestie through this circle of ladies, actually.

    My business bestie, she's amazing. She is truly my sister from another Mr. I can call on her for anything. She keeps me focused and on my toes and is constantly challenging me to be better. I highly recommend any womanpreneur to find a business bestie.
  6. What advice would you give other women seeking to delve into entrepreneurship? Be ready and willing to help others. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart and your success is directly related to who you help. So while you may feel like you have a whole lot to figure out for yourself, making stops along the way to help others will actually propel you forward faster. That said, take your time. There is no rush. 

  7. Supporting other women in business is part of our mantra so tell us how can we support your business ventures? Shopping for your skincare needs is a great way to support my business journey. I would also appreciate anyone reading this to find a way to follow their dreams through to fruition. My ultimate goal is to inspire others to imagine their best versions of themselves and make active strides towards achieving that, whatever it is. 

We hope you enjoyed the interview with our #WomenMakingItHappen Entrepreneur of the Week, Aunyx Burrell. Reach out to her and show her some support! Visit her Facebook Fan Page.

If you know of a woman who’s pushing to #MakeItHappen in the world business, tag them with the hashtag #WomenMakingItHappen. We’d love to feature them in our weekly blog series. If you are interested in being a featured womanpreneur, visit this LINK to sign up!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing! Loved this interview- very inspiring!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Deanna! So very glad that you enjoyed reading the interview!! Stop by every Wednesday to read a new and inspiring story.

  2. I know what you mean about the whole being a DIY person. It's not easy, but we all need to work together for a common goal. :)

  3. I totally hate working when my two little are running around. I've made my office spacious enough for them to play. It doesn't always make me productive, but I enjoy hearing the pitter patter of little feet.