By TROY MUKUPA
Every generation has had its share of successful young entrepreneurs, from agriculturalist Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1800s) to Apple founder Steve Jobs (1900s). According to the 2022 Investopedia Financial Literacy Survey, the Generation Z adults (i.e., those between 18 and 25 years old) are more financially sophisticated than any previous generation was at their age.
The Daily Nation Lifestyle recently interviewed 24 year old, Mwewa Joy Kabole, who has managed to cement her name in the nails and beauty business. She went from being a receptionist at Lafe Hotel to becoming one of the most sought after in the world of nails and beauty services. CEO and proprietor of Glam Haven by Joy, located in Ng’ombe along Magoye road, opposite Ng’ombe police, she is currently changing the nail and beauty industry with her nail and beauty salon which offers a variety of beauty services.
She acknowledges that running a business is no child’s play, but with some great tools the journey can be enjoyed. She shares 5 factors that have assisted her in her journey of making her business a success: “God, who is the source of all great ideas, vision, patience, perseverance and effective marketing – You could be the best hair dresser in the country but if nobody knows about you, you have no business”
“I have been doing this business for over 2 years now. Glam Haven offers a variety of beauty services like manicure, pedicure, and make up. We do acrylic, gel builder, poly gel, rubber gel and gel paint. In addition to these services, we also sale hand bags, perfumes, body mists and various cosmetic products. We also do home calls, ofcourse at an extra fee”
Asked what advise she had for someone wanting to venture into this business, she responded, “Have a plan. Starting any business without a well-thought-out plan is like going to battle without a plan; the outcome of such a move is inevitable defeat. A good business plan is mostly the difference between a successful entrepreneur and a failing entrepreneur. The magic is not always in your expertise, but it’s in the time you spend on planning and strategizing. Be patience enough and learn your craft. And never fear to follow your dream”