Jalicia’s story: growing a beauty studio

Jalicia grew her beauty studio business after participating in Road to Growth.

Date

2021

Location

Guyana

Jalicia first learned about Road to Growth in Guyana through a social media advertisement. She signed up for the programme to learn how to grow her salon, Legacy Beauty Studio.

My name is Jalicia Thompson and the name of the business that I own is the Legacy Beauty Studio.

I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw the Road to Growth advertisement targeted women and young entrepreneurs. I was reading the name and it said “Road to Growth” and I wanted to grow my business, so I thought that this programme would help me in doing that. So, I just went for it and signed up for the programme.

One of my greatest achievements from the programme was being able to put everything that I have in my head on paper in an actual growth plan.

One of my greatest achievements from the programme was being able to put everything that I have in my head on paper in an actual growth plan. Having completed this course I’m able to build a business plan and write out a business plan. That was something that was very difficult for me, but through this programme, I’m able to write out my business goals, objectives and just put everything on paper. It has really taught me about financial management and how to present to financial institutions. It just makes everything easier to grow your business.

Starting with the lives of those around me, I will definitely be sharing the knowledge that I have gained. My mother runs a small business and the knowledge I have gained could be very valuable to her. To impact my business, I’m going to be building my salon and putting in a lot of the effort and things that I’ve learned like marketing. I’m putting in the work so that it can be reflected. I’ll build the salon and just go up from there.

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