JAE OF BENJAMIN SOAP CO.
We are so excited to welcome Jae of Benjamin Soap Co. to the blog today!
Q: Hi Jae! Tell us about yourself?
A: Hi! My name is Jae and I am a soap maker from Texas. I make all natural fragrance free bath, body and home products. I started my business in the fall of 2014 with an idea and $500. I set my mind to it, and made it happen. Benjamin Soap Company was founded on the simple principle of making a high quality all natural product affordable to everyone.
Q: Well welcome, we're so glad to have you featured today! What drives you and makes you want to create? What keeps you going?
A: I love what I do for a living. I'm so fortunate to be able to do what I love. My kids keep me going. I am constantly looking for ways to perfect my craft and come up with a new product that will make your skin feel incredible.
Q: That's awesome! What would you say has been the most challenging part of your business?
A: The most challenging part for me is slowing down. Since I launched in November my business has been in a fast forward motion, which is great. I love the response I am getting from new customers, family and friends, but reminding myself to slow down is my biggest struggle. I find myself thinking about soap all day –how to make it better and how to make my brand stand out in a flooded market. I think having balance is key.
Q: So true. We work towards slowing down too, but it can be a challenge. What advice do you have for new makers?
A: Be passionate about what you're doing. Never settle and always set your goals higher. Take time for family and always remember the people that supported you from the very beginning. Stand out. Be different. Don't copy or settle for trends or what everyone else is doing. Be true to yourself. Write a mission statement for your business and make sure you stick to it! And of course, have fun!
We love what Jae has to say about making! She's doing great things + we are so proud of her! Be sure to reach out to her, follow her social medias, and shop for high quality, natural, & affordable products at www.benjaminsoapco.com!
Jae loves getting emails with suggestions, ideas and comments about her cosmetic line. Send any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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