Ceata Lash, entrepreneur, SCORE client and founder of The PuffCuff shared five things you need to thrive and succeed as a woman founder. She is the only black woman in history to hold three U.S. patents for hair care tools (with a fourth pending). The PuffCuff provides tools and products for those with curly, thick and textured hair. The company has grown to exceed $2M dollars in annual revenue with loyal ‘curlfriends’ across the world — from India, the U.K. and Brazil to Atlanta, Los Angeles and everywhere in between. 

Says Lash: "I am incredibly grateful for my first SCORE mentor, Captain Edward M. Davidson. He helped me see that the PuffCuff was a viable business and a natural solution for those with curls. He also taught me it was ok to make mistakes; you just have to recover from them and do better next time."

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