Violet embarked on a trip to Morocco to learn more about the new range of Argan oil based hair care products to be launched. Her trip turned out to be more enlightening than she assumed as she found at that the production of Argan oil generates numerous benefits for women and the Moroccan community.
Violet is counting down the days before she revisits the beautiful country, Morocco. Her and Laviene will be on an exciting trip to the Southwestern area in Marrakech, home of the indigenous Berber people and land of the Argan fruit.
Argan Oil was first produced by Berber women and has now become more well known and widely used in the Western world. The oil has gained its popularity from the discovery of its multitude of uses in cosmetics such as hair and skin care.
During their trip Violet and Laviene will be visiting the deserts, mountains, Berber villages and factories, with the aims to discover the secrets of Argan and hopefully some beauty regimes of the lovely Berber women.
With all that said the most shocking part of this report is that the salon imports their hair extensions from suppliers in the UK, US and India. This mostly concerns me because these unethical suppliers are in our own backyard.
Violet Jay’s philosophies are deeply embedded in the foundations of this new business.
Violet Jay will provide an in depth knowledge of the quality products sourced ethically from the country of origin, will aim to create a long lasting satisfaction from the donors, suppliers and customers and will continuously question the origin of the products purchased for authenticity.
How will we do it?
1. By having a transparent supply chain. You will know exactly where Violet Jay sources its products.
2. By setting an example for fair-trade in the hair and beauty industry.
3. By only having dealings with businesses that share the same ethical values.
Keep an eye on this page for the launch of the Violet Jay youtube channel and the Violet Jay website…..
First International Network – Bruges, July 2013 – Logo designer
After a week at the Entrepreneurship Summer School in Brussels, I went to Bruges to spend the day with a lovely Belgian babe who showed me around and introduced me to her sister (that so happened to be a student graphic designer).
We got talking and I mentioned that I needed a logo for my brand ‘Violet Jay’. She made a few sketches that I was definitely impressed with, and we exchanged contact details. Can’t wait to see my logo designs.
There are many reasons why some individuals are attracted to becoming an entrepreneur. To be their own boss, the freedom to make their own decisions, take time off when they please and make as much money as they want. But what does it really mean to be an entrepreneur? Do you just have to start a business? It can’t just be a bed of roses, can it?
The Facts about Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurs don’t just start-up businesses.
Entrepreneurs don’t just start-up businesses; they have an idea and mold it into something great whether big or small. Entrepreneurs find solutions to problems and are always searching for innovative ways in which they can do and make things better. They are passionate about what they do and incorporate their values into their business idea. Entrepreneurs challenge the status-quo and are not just satisfied with the ‘norm’.
- Entrepreneurs shouldn’t be afraid to fail.
Failure should be viewed as a learning curve and not as an end of the road. Whether it’s small bumps on the road ahead or if you have reached a road block and have to turn back, it’s not the journey that counts, its result once you have reached your destination. Innovation comes from mistakes once you acknowledge, take responsibility and then find a solution or alternative.
- Resources ≠ money.
Entrepreneurs don’t need money to start a business, they need people. With people comes money and other invaluable resources. As an entrepreneur, networks are the most vital resource you will have. People have knowledge, expertise and the ‘know how’ to get things done. People know other people that can help you. Entrepreneurs are resourceful. You may even know people who can help you for free so use this to your advantage especially during start-up when capital is scarce.
Every entrepreneur will face different challenges and opportunities but what makes them different is that they just get on with it.
Can entrepreneurship be taught?