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Out to Lunch: April 20, 2022

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When you look good, you feel good. More and more men are catching on to that concept.

In 2022, the men’s personal care industry was projected to hit $166 billion, according to market analysts. Combine that with growing consumer interest about what goes in the stuff you put on your face or beard, and it’s a prime opportunity for entrepreneurship.

And MacRoyce Williams, is what you might call a serial entrepreneur.

MacRoyce Williams, building a business empire from home base in Northside Lafayette

Most of the time you can find Mac cutting fades at Da Woss Ness Barber and Beauty Shop in Lafayette. And while you’re there, you can pick up a tincture of StingerDrops Beard Oil, an all natural line of beard oil drops so wholesome you can eat them!

Mac also runs TJ & Skyy Entreprises, which include a used car dealership.

Mac was born and raised in St. Martinville and is a 2021 graduate of the Accelerate Northside entrepreneurship program.

Out to Lunch Acadiana researcher Lea Urdiales, MacRoyce Williams, and Lea Williams with a selection of her Joelle’s Magic Herbs and Plants

The secret to StingerDrops quality is the ingredients, which Mac sources right in his own backyard. Leah Williams, Mac’s wife and business partner, runs Joelle’s Magic Herbs and Plants.

Leah grew up gardening and decided to turn her hobby into a business during the pandemic. The garden produces flowers, succulents and of course vegetables and herbs. It’s set up as an education center too. Groups can walk the gardens and pick produce, while getting to know the process from seed, to plant, to table, as Leah likes to say.

“The neighborhood herb lady,” teacher Leah Williams

Leah is also a teacher and has spent 19 years in special education. And also 2021 graduate of Accelerate Northside and has a certification in Sustainable Urban Agriculture.

Christiaan Mader Out to Lunch with the Williamses at Tula Tacos

Out to Lunch Acadiana is recorded live over lunch at Tula Tacos and Amigos in downtown Lafayette. Photos by Astor Morgan. And check out recent lunchtime conversation about Northside Lafayette entrepreneurship Creole Nutcracker and Parc Village.