June 11, 2019

Many products could be labeled as vegan, but are not necessarily vegan in impact. A product may appear to be dairy-free, and could be labeled as not having been tested on animals, but it does not necessarily mean that it did not endanger animals and / or their habitat...

March 8, 2019

More women now make up the global work force than a decade ago, they have more education, and higher incomes than in the past. And women also drive the majority of consumer purchases, whether directly or through influencing decisions on those purchases - to the tune of...

March 18, 2018

In any small business, record keeping is an essential. Good notes ensure consistency of product and/or a process, and help one to keep improving and expanding the business. However, we often tend to write out the steps as we remember them (and only if we have spare tim...

October 31, 2017

Over the spring and summer of 2017, I did rounds at various weekend markets, such as the Georgetown Sunday market and the Chantilly Big Flea. It was hard work, with early mornings, lugging around a canopy, weights, display tables, chair and inventory....

March 8, 2017

Today is International Women's Day. And as I am in the early stages of being a woman-entrepreneur, I thought I'd share some insights into how I formed All That Yazz LLC.

I realized that if I needed to sell my soaps, it couldn't just happen on its own. In order to legiti...

February 25, 2017

I wanted to do a trial run of what it would be like to sell my soaps at a market. Living in Rosslyn, it was only natural that I go up the street to Court House and set up shop there. Butch, who runs the Saturday market, said to show up by 7.30 a.m. and he would assign...

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