The girls started being mentored by Anita Frost as part of the Entrepreneur Academy last November. They met her first at a church meeting for business people. Following on from this, they met her for coffee, to get some advice from her. From then on, they joined the Academy. Every so often, they would meet with Anita to check in about their goals and overall vision. She taught them the practicalities of what they needed to do to become a premium brand.
“We used to be in the habit of doing things last minute”, Adeola explains, “but Anita told us that you have to plan things many months in advance. This year, we are so much further ahead with everything. We did our Christmas photo shoot in September, and the pictures are already out for our Christmas marketing. It is great to have someone in your life with that level of business experience who can tell you what mistakes you are making, and to keep us accountable. She does for us what we do for our team”
The girls said that so far, 2019 has been an awesome year, full of breakthroughs. Taking the leap of faith to leave their full time jobs is when things really started to get amazing for them, and when the opportunities started coming in.
At this moment in time, Jane and Adeola are excited about their plans for the future of their brand and business, and their plans to expand into the US. But most of all, the impact on Africa is the thing that drives them more than anything else - to see real and lasting change in the lives of individuals, families, and ultimately communities.
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