College student is a full-time worker and a new small business owner

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – While most college students try to focus on school and maybe a job.

For 21-year-old Kaisha Baker, there’s another check on her list; Starting her own business.

“So this is something extra I wanted to do in my free time. Whenever I get off work, I either do homework or think of other things, other products I can order for my customers,” Baker said.

Baker opened her business “The Pretty Project” back in January. Her mother inspired her to reach her dreams.

On Saturday morning, dozens gathered to sell fashion items, cosmetics, and accessories.

“Sometimes it can be overwhelming. She gets frustrated but I keep pushing her. I let her know that you can do anything you put your mind to. So she has to stop, think, and keep on going,” Wanda Jefferson, Kaisha’s mother, said.

“She just pushes me harder. ‘Kaisha, you know you got to do this, you got to do that.’ It gets on my nerves…

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