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.”
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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
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.