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SkinEncounters launch with the help of a Start Up Loan

by Christie Bristow-Diamond | Category | Oct 07, 2015

A new skincare range has launched in Kent with the help of a Start Up Loan.

Natalie Davison launched SkinEncounters, a range of natual, paraben and sulphate free cellulite lotions after being made redundant for the second time.

Whilst Natalie was considering her options, she decided that with her all of her skills and her experience, starting her own cosmetics business was the best route forward.

Natalie said: “It has been hard work with many setbacks and delays with production, but it is rewarding to see the final product which I have had so much input into. The highs were seeing the logo I designed on different items such as the website, labels and business cards.”

Start Up Loans in Kent

Let’s Start Up helped Natalie with a £9, 500 Start Up Loan providing her with the initial funding to get set up, as well as providing valuable support in the form of a mentor.

Natalie explained: “My mentor Sarah Trotter from Kent Invicta Chamber is great; she is always at the end of the phone or email to provide advice, support and ideas.”

Natalie hopes to extend her range to include a rich moisturiser, serum, body butter and scrub. She is also hoping to see the range stocked on the high street.

Advice for start-up entrepreneurs

Natalie’s advice to any budding entrepreneur is research, research, research and make sure your suppliers can deliver on time

Details on Natalie’s products and where you can buy them can be found on her website www.skinencounters.co.uk. Follow @SkinEncounters on Twitter and like their page on Facebook.

If you have a passion and, like Natalie want to turn it into a viable business find out more about applying for a SUL, watch the video and when you’re ready apply online by filling out a Starting Your Enterprise form.

Speak to the SUL team on 0844 943 2988 or email loans@ldbgroup.co.uk. Follow @ldbstartup.

 

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