Her day starts at 8am and ends as late as 8:30pm. Jullyanne Mwikali is the owner of Comfort Cosmetics located in Mtopanga, Mombasa.
Trained in April 2009, she started her business in September of the same year. She has adopted principles on how to run and manage abusiness as well as savings and loan repayment for her business after the training.
I made the mistake of buying products in large quantities and was unable tosell them on time. I was able to recover from this because I had gained the skills to be able to come up with new reordering levels,she said.
Jullyanne also believes that having a business permit is cheaper than bribing city council askaris every time they come around her shop. This is a lesson she learned from the session on legal aspects in business creation.
Although she talked to us about the challenges she is experiencing, she also enjoys what she is doing and is very determined to succeed. She now has plans of expanding her business and incorporating a salon and is also working towards becoming a Venus hair products distributor in the North Coast.