So as you all know I love to support local and started a #girlboss segment where we could share, learn and inspire!
During lock down, we are going to do a whole lot of these to highlight these businesses – many of which are taking HUGE strain during this time – and shed some awareness and love to all.
So I would like to introduce to you the most stunning brand of jewellery! Have you ever seen a more gorgeous collection? Goodness, I’m drooling. Check out their website and join in on the drooling! So beautifully made, very unique and the colours – wow!
Let’s learn more about this brand.
Firstly, tell us a little bit about your business and what you offer?
I sell jewellery made here in South Africa. We are an online store. I custom make jewellery and have a set collection which is available to buy online.
You started your own business – How does it feel to be a successful #girlboss that inspires others and loves what she does?
I’m proud to own something that is solely mine. I have the ability to create what I love and make the decisions which is probably the best part.
What are the top 3 learnings you have had to find out the hard way since starting your own business?
I had no idea how to run a business so I really just did what I thought was right. The accounting part was a challenge so for the first few months everything was all over the place. I approached an accountant who taught me how to use an accounting software which has helped to organize and help my business hugely
Buying too much stock to begin with. I wish I started off a little smaller as in the beginning I ordering a lot of stock hoping to sell it fast and not waiting to see what the client would want.
Where do you see your business in 5 years? Once we have gotten over the effects of the lock down.
I hope to be in the same situation doing what I love. It’s always nice to grow and become more well known but my goal is just to make sure that I am still running this business which I am so passionate about
What is your advice to women out there wanting to start their own businesses but are too scared?
I think if you are passionate about the product do or make it with confidence rather than focusing on creating a successful business. Focus your time and energy on the product and client rather than selling a lot.
You can pick your own holidays When someone tells you they love your product you can feel proud knowing you were the one who created it!