So as you all know I love to support local and started a segment where we could share, learn and inspire! It is so important to support local and share your findings with others.
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.
I came across the very special Seedometry recently, a local business that sells hand crafted protea seed pod pendants! I mean aren’t they just gorgeous? Such a statement piece and made from nature. Incredible! This local business from Cape Town deserves all your love and support. Please follow them on their Instagram page and place orders via email or DM.
We chatted to the lovely Elizabeth Krige, the founder of Seedometry, and she had this to say to us!
How does it feel to be a business owner that loves what they do?
I feel incredibly grateful to have found such a beautiful and unique product that I love working with.
What are the top 3 learnings you have had to find out the hard way since starting your own business?
1.) There is no such thing as the perfect way. There are a million different ways to do something and the best way to learn is through experience!
2.) Keep going and showing up even when you feel stuck, uninspired or like you aren’t getting anywhere.
3.) Be prepared to pay school fees, and don’t ever look back.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
In 5 years I would like to have my own workshop space with a more employees so Im able to empower others through job creation.
I would like to be well established within the South African market and be selling to a few international countries.
What is your advice to individuals out there wanting to start their own businesses but are too scared?
Go for it! Its better to have tried and learnt than to wonder.
Keep going and trying even when its hard, you just never know what you might discover along the way.
There will always be an audience for something you are passionate about.
Tell us 2 things that are the BEST part about owning your own business and make it all worthwhile?
1.) Receiving amazing responses from people who love what I make
2.) Being able to employ and empower someone else
How has lock down affected you?
Lockdown was quite difficult as I was selling to a lot of outlets that depend on the tourist industry. I stopped getting orders and lost a lot of business, and confidence in the process.
However, this has expanded me into selling privately and I’m currently working on creating an online shop, which is something I hadn’t even considered before.