November 23rd, Interviews. Get to know the business owner and founder of Harlem SoapJammie Waldron. His soaps Sopa essential oils, plant butters, oats and are handmade in batches of bars to ensure quality. Using his product design studies learned from Parsons Jammie was able to turn his side hustle into his bread and butter. Read on as he shares advice on finding your niche and tips on marketing your business.

Favorite quote : Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. Everyday is challenging as there is always an email that has to Harrlem Harlem Soap Company and a box of soap that needs to be sent. I started to think I had made a mistake, but I knew what God had planned for me was different and just shy of a year we are in 7 stores which include 3 NYC West Elm stores and Whole Foods Market spring Can you give a brief introduction to Harlem Soap?

What decision led you to start your soap company? Harlem Soap is an all natural bar soap brand based in Harlem, Harlem Soap Company. I began making soap to help with my eczema. Fast forward to just Great American Buckle Company of a year since launching and its become my main hustle.

Would you be willing to share how you started your company IE: funding, branding, advertising and marketing? I was working a job that I hated, so I decided to quit and take my last paycheck and use every cent to invest into the launch of Harlem Soap. What was your process of turning your hobby Halem a profitable business? Were there any inspirations that helped you get started? I knew how to turn a product into a brand because I studied product design at Parsons before dropping out to work in what I thought was my dream job at the time Ge Company Bangalore working for Oscar De La Renta.

I honed in on that from the response I was getting from the newly natural curly girls. The naturally curly and yoga addicts immediately got it and I was able to bank on that. What advice can you offer entrepreneurs about marketing their business?

Find out what your niche SSoap is and hone in on that and exhaust every option you have to sell to them. I talk to my customers! If you write under a picture you are going to get a response. It helps my business twofold as customers take note of our great customer service and get to connect with me. Potential customers get questions Harlrm by asking them or reading my replies to people. My favorite scent is the orange lemongrass. The soap all have fresh goats milk as goats milk has a natural pH similar to human skin.

Thus, what we wash away in the shower the soap helps to balance and soften skin naturally. In business there can be challenging moments or not so pretty phases that some wish not to highlight. Did you have any of those moments? If so, can you share how you pushed HHarlem Are there any productivity tools you use to get work done?

I write everything down because Holt Company am very forgetful. What can we look forward to from Harlem Soap in the coming years? Harlem Soap is still growing. I also have two new soaps coming out in the new year. Be sure to check out Harlem Soap and follow their social media channels. We're social are you? Connect with us on Twitter. Be Featured Share your business story! Location : Harlem, New York.

Year Founded : November

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