Tyla-Simone Crayton has accomplished a lot for a 17-year-old: She is the founder and CEO of Sienna Sauce, with her chicken wing-style sauces sold in over 70 retail stores across the U.S. In 2019, her company generated $192,000 in revenue, she previously told CNBC Make It. To date, she has landed over $45,000 in funding through pitch competitions and has raised nearly $200,000 through crowdfunding investors.
Today, Crayton continues to grow her brand and has no plans of slowing down.
“I want [Sienna Sauce] to be a household name,” she said. “And [the business] will be passed down through generations.”
Crayton learned a lot building her business and from people she met along the way – including self-made billionaire Mark Cuban. Here are four pieces of advice Crayton has for other small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Ask questions and continue to learn
“Never be afraid to ask questions,” says