I love the fact that I am a business owner, and specifically a black woman business owner. I love that I offer a product that helps to encourage self-care and self-love, and I love the fact that I have products that people love and use every day.
Vogue beauty editors combed through thousands of Etsy entries and tested an edited selection of products to arrive at these twelve brands
Chief Financial Officer
Dominique Craig is the co-founder, treasurer and strategic advisor. He is responsible for financing and other fiscal management strategies. He performs administrative and operational duties for the company when delegated by the President and provides ongoing strategic advise. Dominique possesses management and leadership skills. He is a United States Army Veteran and holds a Pharmacy Technician degree as well as a degree in Helicopter Maintenance.
Joshica Kiah Craig is a wife, mother, military veteran, CEO, author of The Strength of Your Strands, and natural hair expert. Based in Los Angeles, California, Joshica began Joshica Beauty with a purpose-driven mission: to empower black women everywhere to not only embrace their natural hair but love their natural hair and begin living unapologetically black. Featuring a luxurious line of 100% natural hair care, soaps, body oils, and lip products; the Joshica Beauty line is designed to enrich and nourish natural hair, moisturize the body, and empower the mind.
Maryland Women Business Center
The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) works with women entrepreneurs across the state by way of our three locations to start, sustain, and grow their businesses. Through workshops, individual counseling, facilitated peer group support, special resources, and access to capital, MWBC annually helps more than 1,500 women gain the skills, connections, and confidence necessary to navigate entrepreneurship. Men are also welcome at workshops and training sessions.
Maryland Small Business Development Center
Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has provided sound advice, consulting and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state. We are part of a national SBDC network—founded in 1979—that helps over 500,000 U.S. businesses annually.
Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center
Pacific Coast Regional (PCR) is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1977 to assist small business owners in becoming successful members of the Southern California business community. Through contracts with the Federal Government, the State of California, and partnerships with private institutions, PCR provides financial, educational and consulting services. In addition, PCR has been certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Their primary goal is to help the small business owner succeed.
Great products that rival and win the battle against more commercial brands and the best part is that a little goes a long way.
"I would definitely recommend these products"
This is my new favorite shampoo bar. It's a safe natural soap. It lathers great, cleans and smells wonderful. I love the minty fragrance!
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