I worked so hard to establish my own salon, which I signed the lease for only a week before the COVID-19 crisis and before lock down was introduced - it has had a huge affect on my business. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of small businesses in the UK but, I am determined not to let it ruin my dreams and everything I have worked so hard to achieve over the past 2 years. After only quitting my full-time job working for a science charity just one month before the pandemic in order to help make my dreams a reality, everything seemed to be falling apart.
Before the pandemic, I was getting ready to not only launch my very own salon, but a training academy and my first skin care range too. Due to the loss of income and the huge expense of running a business with high overheads and outgoings, it has made many businesses question whether they are going to come out the other side of the pandemic. I am determined to ride the storm and come out the other side of this even bigger and better. With the launch of my own skincare products and training academy, I am also hoping to create jobs for local people to run this side of the business and help it thrive!
My business is focused on helping clients with their skin concerns, such as acne and scarring. After I suffered with horrendous acne for years, I wanted to create a safe haven for clients to come to, to seek treatments to get the skin they have always wanted, as I know how intimidating it can be seeking help for a skin condition your embarrassed by.
I have been working towards completing my teaching qualification, so I can establish my own training academy to train others in beauty and skincare treatments to help them thrive in their own businesses and boost the local economy. After mentoring students for years, teaching and mentoring is another passion of mine. I had also been working towards creating my own skincare line, which had been my dream. However, the impact of having to temporarily close my business due COVID-19 and the lack of income this has resulted in, has made this feel like it has slipped away.
After working so hard, I don't want my dreams to slip by, I am determined to make my own training academy and skincare line a reality, but this doesn't come cheap. I need to purchase multiple expensive equipment items to be able to run the courses, as well as paying for products to be made, packaging and branding.
My clients will know how passionate I am about my business and what I do. I have helped so many with their skin concerns and to regain their confidence, and I have over 70 five-star reviews on my website.
I set up this crowd funder to help achieve these dreams, and help my small business to survive in these uncertain times, so I continue to offer treatments which have helped so many, and to achieve my dreams of having my own training academy and skincare line.
Any amount big or small will help towards establishing my training academy and launching my skincare line and you get something in return too!
Thank you for all your support, which means the world to me.