You are all going to thank me for this find! Joon is an awesome local business that provides you with all the shelving and storage pieces that you would require in every room in your home! And when I was looking at their website, I found things I never even knew I needed but now know I do! I love organising things and putting them in special places, I don’t like chaos so Joon really speaks to me!

Check out their website to shop all their pieces online! From hooks to shelves, to dispenser holders and bottles, stationery organizers – you will find a need for all of their items in your home I promise.

Please give them a follow on Instagram and Facebook as they would love the support.

We chatted to the lovely Lise Nelson, owner and #girlboss behind Joon and she had this to say to us!

Tell us a little bit about your business.

If you have a love for creating orderly rows of stationery, and colour coding the contents of your drawers, like I do, Joon might just be your new favourite thing. This product range is designed around the love of organization and symmetry – it’s made for those that like to have a place for everything.

For the Joon design process: the products always start as a solution to a little problem: the little daily routines that form such a big part of our lives are what mold the products and develop them. Where a routine is not as smooth and easy as it could be, there’s a little design waiting to happen and make something much more pleasurable: be it keeping the hand lotion right over the basin, or your shoes right next to the front door- but in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

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What are the top 3 learnings you have had to find out the hard way since starting your own business?

1. building your stock is expensive, so most of your profits will go to this for quite a long time.

2. You have to be really good at multi-tasking. This is not something I find easy, as I like to focus on one thing at a time and I get overwhelmed when I have too much on my plate. So I’ve had to learn where my limits are and to delegate where I can.

3. Your business is your baby. It keeps you awake at night sometimes, it’s a big responsibility and you won’t be able to take a holiday and just switch off your phone too easily. But it’s worth it!

Where do you see your business in 5 years? Once we have gotten over the effects of the lock down.

We’ve had a couple of large exports to France- I would reallly like to grow that side of the business and start shipping to the UK too. We still have a lot of room to grow in the South African market too.

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What is your advice to individuals out there wanting to start their own businesses but are too scared? 

Start as soon as you can. Start small, don’t quit your day job, but get something going and test the feedback. A business has to constantly be reassessed, redefined and molded, so don’t wait for it to be too perfect before you launch. It will grow as you do.

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Tell us 2 things that are the BEST part about owning your own business and make it all worth while?

I love Mondays! I really do. I enjoy going to work so much!
I really like working with my hands, and having a varied, flexible day.

How has lock down affected you, your business and your team?

It was stressful in the beginning of lockdown as I was worried about losing some large pending orders, but most of them came through luckily. I launched my products onto 3 online retailers as we went into level 3 which helped my business enormously.

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