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We're using our platform to promote incredible businesses and share their journeys of running a company. Each entrepreneur has shared really valuable advice for other entrepreneurs out there, I hope these stories inspire you to start a business of your own.


Here are 5 this month that stand out and have some words of wisdom to share:


1) Amber King, Founder of Ginger & Peach

Amber created Ginger & Peach - a sustainable, affordable clothing brand based in London. She believed providing accessible alternatives to fast fashion is so important and this was an area which she felt it was hugely underserved. Therefore, she created Ginger & Peach as a solution to this. The garments are made from recycled plastic, organic cotton and reclaimed fabrics. They are made to last meaning they should never end up in landfill, and they allow their customers to partake in trends without compromising their morals.


Advice:

I would give the same advice my mother gave me. Don't wait to feel like you know what you're doing to start your business - that day will never come. Just start. As much as I tried to prepare myself to launch my business and thought the day, I launched that I had it all figured out, I didn't. I look back and cringe at the ideas that I thought were so brilliant at the time. The most important thing is to keep persevering and find ways to strengthen your offering and improve upon what is already available.


Find out more via https://gingerandpeachclothing.com/

Shabazz, Founder – Luxury Beard Care & International Men’s Grooming Brand - Beardfluence London


Beardfluence London is a beard care brand with a difference, luxuriant beard oil and beard care grooming sets to start and help you on your beard growth.


Advice:

Advice I always give in business is to “under-promise” and “over-deliver” consistently. Your brand is only as good as the feeling you leave your customer with and how it is spoken about behind closed doors. Give them a lasting memory of going above and beyond - follow up with them, solve their problems and understand how they live. This engenders a sense of trust for them to spread the word, organically doing your marketing for you.”


Check out Beardfluence via https://beardfluence.com/


3/4) Renee Kapuku & Courtney Daniella Boateng, Digital Content Creators


In 2018, Courtney completed her BA (Hons) in Human, Social, and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, Robinson College, where she launched her YouTube channel detailing her experiences. Courtney is a beauty entrepreneur, speaker, outspoken digital content creator, and Founder of the Create and Define Beauty Company also known as CDB London. In 2018 Renee completed her BA (Hons) in History from the University of Oxford, Keble College. In 2019 she completed her EdM in International Education Policy from Harvard University at the Graduate School of Education. She is a content creator, writer and co-founder of Phoenix Programme, an annual writer's accelerator programme in collaboration with Harper Collins UK and AppleBooks.


Together, the two founded #ToMySisters one of the fastest growing digital sisterhood communities. In 10 months, the digital platform has had 500,000 downloads, 20,000 YouTube subscribers, and a community of women from 100+ countries.


Advice:

To budding entrepreneurs - embrace failure. It sounds like a very strange and perhaps negative thing to say, but we think that, especially in the age of social media, a lot of things we see are romanticised. It seems as though if things don't work out the first time, there's something wrong with you. For both of us, we've had multiple setbacks and failures that we used to help us grow an learn from. It's all part of the journey, and it's okay if it takes a couple of iterations before you find something that sticks.


Learn more about Renee & Courtney via https://www.tomysisters.com/


5) Kaelin Anne, Social Media Coach, founder of The Girl Talk Agency,


Kaelin grew social media platforms too over 50,000 follower Hosted a TV show that received over 80k views in two seasons. She worked with Mia Ray, Gospel artist Shana Wilson and Erica Campbell and helped over 20 women in faith-based communities increase their sales through social media marketing


Advice:

My advice to entrepreneurs is to fail as many times as you can. Take risks and keep pushing until you find what works for you. Fix your eyes on Jesus, and don't look at what other people are doing around you. Trust in your gut and surround yourself with people who will challenge you to push you towards your dreams and purpose for your life. Also, give yourself grace. Life isn't a race but a journey. Enjoy the journey.


Learn more about Kaelin via https://thegirltalkagency.com/