Virtual Holiday Pop-Up Shop

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Women who completed the Home Hustlers 4 week series had the chance to feature their product or service on the virtual holiday pop-up from November 21st- Dec 27th powered by Square Online. From November 21st through December 27th the Boss Women Community can shop our small business virtual pop up highlighting women of color.

Consumers can read the stories of women who have created businesses to discover, connect, support, and shop the featured women-owned small business– below are those stories!

Virtual Holiday Pop-Up Shop Featured Businesses Part 1

Business #1: MĀKTUB Candles


What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

MĀKTUB Candles Est. Dec. 2019

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

MĀKTUB Studio is a collective of luxury hand-poured scented candles all inspired by songs and lyrics. By pairing your favorite songs with fragrant scents, MĀKTUB candles sparks unforgettable vibes to enjoy at home, in the office, and on-the-go. #SparkAVibe

What is the mission of your product or service?
Hand-poured | Luxury Scents | Coco-Soy Wax | Wood Wicks | Vegan-Friendly | Lit Vibes

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

MĀKTUB Candles are all inspired by music, and each scent is curated based on the song’s lyrics. Our hand-poured candles feature sophisticated scents, crackling wood wicks, and use a toxic-free and vegan-friendly luxurious coconut soy wax blend. Our candle collections, dubbed as a “playlists”, come in keepsake tins that replicate nostalgic vinyl records. Every candle “playlist” releases with a curated music playlist available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, and each candle purchase comes with a complimentary branded matchbox to #SparkAVibe.

3 words to describe your product or service?

An entire VIBE

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Website: https://www.maktubstudio.co

Instagram + Facebook: @maktubstudio.co

Twitter: @maktubstudioco

 

Business #2: Colossal Candles


What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

Colossal Candles Est. Aug 2020

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

My husband and I are candle fanatics, and we’re always looking for large candles, when we couldn’t find one that we loved, we decided to make it! This giant 180 ounce candle is the biggest one we’ve ever seen, and is perfect for people who love the rustic farmhouse style, and yummy smelling candles!

What is the mission of your product or service?
Light up indoor and outdoor spaces with premium, giant candles that are incredibly unique and high-quality

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

We like to call Colossal Candles “the biggest candle you’ve ever seen.” This 180 ounce candle has 8 wicks, and has been hand-crafted with the highest quality materials, including soy wax and lead-free wicks. We have extensively tested our candles for maximum burn time, which is over 90 hours. Colossal Candles make an impressive gift, because they are not like any other, and make for an amazing conversation piece.

3 words to describe your product or service?

Larger than Light

Where can our audience find your product or service?

Website: www.colossalcandles.com

Instagram: @colossalcandleshop

Facebook: Facebook.com/colossalcandleshop

 

Business #3: CHNO Publishing LLC

What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

CHNO Publishing LLC founded in September 2020

 Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

Our number one product is high quality, entertaining novels written by Black authors. We will seek Black authors who have partial or complete manuscripts. Our client base also consists of readers thirsting for imaginative stories about the Black experience from an authentic lens. Another product we will offer is multimedia book teaser events. These events will be designed to build interest and raise funds to support the cost of publishing their book.

What is the mission of your product or service?

To facilitate the widespread readership and enjoyment of fiction stories written by Black authors

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

CHNO Publishing LLC is Black, female-led. Our focus is exclusively fiction books written by and about Black people. We are perfectly positioned to affirm the work of Black writers and to properly market them and help them to find their audience.

3 words to describe your product or service?

Literature. Entertainment. Representation.

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Facebook: CHNO Publishing

Instagram: @chnopublishing 

 

Business #4: Thrive Innovations LLC; Girl B Natural


What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

Thrive Innovations LLC; Girl B Natural

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

Founded by a mother-daughter duo, GirlBNatural is a clean personal care brand on a mission to create a higher standard for women’s wellness. Handmade with toxin-free ingredients, every product is cruelty-free, sustainable, and vegan whenever possible. Driven by our progressive approach to self-care education, our products are accessible and loved by all women—including those with the most sensitive and compromised immune systems. Our products serve every aspect of women’s health from daily care to postpartum support. At GirlBNatural, women are our inspiration, community is our power, and nature is our guide.

GirlBNatural founder ShantaQuilette Develle has always been passionate about women’s wellness. After watching her aunt and multiple friends fight breast cancer, ShantaQuilette founded a non-profit to provide breast cancer patients with safe and healthy personal care products. But what started as a mission for others quickly became personal when ShantaQuilette had a heart attack at 40, followed by a stroke. Suddenly, she was dealing with unpredictable hormonal shifts and unexpected side effects from her medications like chafing and vaginal dryness. She wanted to find personal care products that would help, but wouldn’t add toxic load to her life. What she discovered was that there were hardly any options that were both healthy and luxurious. While still recovering from her stroke, ShantaQuilette became a certified herbalist and tapped her father—a manufacturing expert with 40 years of experience—to help her develop luxurious products that were cleaner than what she could find on the market. Today, ShantaQuilette runs GirlBNatural alongside her daughter Nyaira, a new mother who shares her passion for women’s wellness and health education.

What is the mission of your product or service?

Thrive Innovations LLC mission is to inspire and empower women to transform their live by using natural products to create better health outcomes for women with sensitive skin and compromised immune systems.

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

Our brand changes lives!! We’re unique because unlike our competitors we are educating, creating an experience, community, and enhancing the quality of life in women by creating better health outcomes. We are not following beauty trends we are refining and redefining them. Our founder experienced first hand what a compromised immune system can do you hormonally and created products that sparked wellness, spirit and joy back into people’s lives.

3 words to describe your product or service?

Passionate, Intentional and Effective

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Website: www.girlbnatural.co

Instagram: @girlbnatural

 

Business #5: CodeWithSharen LLC

 

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What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

CodeWithSharen LLC – Feb 03, 2016

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?
Kids should be learning how to code every day not only in schools. That’s why we offer parents who’re frustrated with their kids playing video games all day. Our Live 1-Hour Virtual STEM Coding Sessions that teaches students how to produce technology, instead of consuming it!

What is the mission of your product or service?

To teach kids how to read and write code and use that skill-set to produce awesome websites, mobile games, and apps!

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

We’re disrupting the STEM education industry. No one else is offering STEM coding lessons daily. Our competitors offer their services one or twice a year at a cost that parents have to save up for in order for their kids to attend. Our business model is to intercept and divert the money to CodeWithSharen LLC.

3 words to describe your product or service?

Superpower, Fun, Interactive

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Website: http://codewithsharen.com

Facebook: Code with Sharen

Instagram: @codewithsharen

Linkedin: Code With Sharen

 

Business #6: Action One Media Group, LLC

 

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What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

Action One Media Group, LLC (Action One Media). Founded: 2018.

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

The Black Marketing Initiative (BMI) was invented by necessity. The BMI exists to improve Black Business success rates through education, mentorship, networking, research and giveaways in Marketing and Business. Some goals of The Black Marketing Initiative include:

1) Win Real, Immediate, Concrete Improvements in Black Businesses.
2) Give Black Business Owners a Sense of Their Own Power.
3) Alter the Relations of Power by diversifying Business Networks.
4) Engage the public by providing Black business statistics collected from our Houston Black Business Census.

What is the mission of your product or service?

Mission: Equip the Black SMB community with marketing and business essentials for success through storytelling, education and research.

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

The Black Marketing Initiative is a curated solution meant to address the top problems for our target group, Black Small Businesses. While there are many business mentorship programs, almost none combine their course with practical training + interracial & intra-racial networking + organic marketing + giveaway opportunities + community research + video storytelling. The Black Marketing Initiative is a holistic solution to a local [and widespread] systemic issue, for the Small Business Community. We also believe the BMI can be replicated cross-culturally, gender and other demographics to produce successful and sustainable small businesses in all New Majority groups.

3 words to describe your product or service?

#MarketBlack

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Website: https://BlackMarketingInitiative.com

Instagram: @actiononemedia

YouTube: Action One Media

Facebook: Action One Media

LinkedIn: Action One Media

 

Business #7: 024


What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

Our brand is 024 and was founded in 2019

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

024 is disrupting the air care industry by designing premium sophisticated home fragrances with innovative odor elimination technology. Our products get rid of lingering household odors caused by food, pet, tobacco, and our scent tech also specifically targets and eliminates the cannabis malodor.

We create our fragrances using ingredients and essential oils that are widely used to enhance wellness. Whether to stimulate focus or a sense of calm; we take care in creating each fragrance with your wellbeing in mind.

Our product portfolio includes candles and wax melts. In Q2 2021 we are rolling out our room sprays and reed diffusers, all of which contain our patented scent technology.

What is the mission of your product or service?

Our mission is to redefine wellness and lifestyle through purposeful products designed to provide an elevated state of mind – be it at home, at work or the melding of the two.

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

024’s home fragrances are unique in the air care/fragrance industry because they are positioned in the premium category and contain patented scent technology that targets the cannabis malodor – in addition to lingering household odors that current market products do not successfully target. Our products are timely. States across the U.S. and countries across the globe are legalizing cannabis at record speed; which means we are smelling this malodor in municipalities and residences now more than ever. In the latest US election, 5 additional states have voted YES to recreational legalization. As a founder of this company, I am uniquely qualified with over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry including in fragrance development and new business development for home fragrance brands.

3 words to describe your product or service?

Unique, Sophisticated and Sensorial.

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Website: https://www.zerotwofour.com
Instagram: @discover024
Facebook: Discover024
Twitter: @discover024

 

Business #8: ELP Budgeting Services


What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

ELP Budgeting Services founded in 2018.

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

ELP Budgeting Services curates goal-oriented monthly budgeting plans that indicate exactly what the client should pay, save, and when to do it. We devise a year-long plan for clients to matriculate to their financial goal. Each yearly plan is broken down into manageable months. Included with each budgeting package is financial coaching and accountability ensuring our clients achieve their financial goals. Our progression of budgeting packages transition from a focus of saving and money management to debt cancellation and ultimately to generational wealth acquisition. Each stage of our comprehensive budgeting solution prepares the client to leave a legacy of wealth. Our ultimate goal is to bridge the wealth gap between black and brown families and our Caucasian brothers and sisters.

What is the mission of your product or service?

Cultivating financially responsible adults, one valued client at a time, utilizing goal-oriented personalized monthly budget plans to facilitate financial freedom and generational wealth.

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

Our budgeting plans are a proactive solution to personal finance planning. The input to each plan is a financial goal such as saving, debt cancellation, or wealth generation. The output is an expense plan devised post financial goal contribution. Competitors reactively track spending without consideration of client financial goals. Each ELP Budgeting Services proprietary monthly budgeting plan is a visual indicating exactly what the client should pay, save, and when to do it. Picture a pay day without thinking, and with assurance that you’re stacking your coins. An impossibility with our competitors!

3 words to describe your product or service?

Proven, Effective, Novel

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Website: www.elpbudgetingservices.com

Instagram: @elpbudgetingservices

Facebook: ELP Budgeting Services

 

Business #9: Kiss.Dazzling.Beauty


What is the name of your brand and when was it founded?

Kiss.Dazzling.Beauty aka (KDB). The company was formed on 05/18/2018 as DBA.

Tell us a little bit about your product or service?

After years of domestic and international research and travel, Kiss.Dazzling.Beauty (KDB) made its debut in Dallas, Texas as the innovators of the unique lipstick case. This forward-facing city serves as the perfect headquarters for our fresh company that is ready to take its place in the growing beauty accessory scene. KDB offers exquisite accessories made from quality material for long lasting wear and is proudly owned and operated by women of color. Our line is exclusively for those who enjoy the brilliance of life as a full display of all hues or as a secret pop of the unexpected. KDB is currently on the path to increasing accessibility to our consumers. The accessories provide stylish protection for possessions that are cherished.

What is the mission of your product or service?

KDB mission statement emphasizes to be the world’s best designer for exquisite lipstick cases for all races, all sexes, and all ages. We excel to meet the needs of customers with quality material and superior services. As an organization with high standards and creative development we continue to build a company to cultivate and empower.

What makes your product or service unique within its industry?

At KDB we offer unique and exquisite lipstick cases made from Italian leather and Italian suede for long lasting wear and proudly owned and operated by women of color. Makeup accessories are often poorly made and are usually not visually appealing. My product brings style and durability together while protecting the investment that people put into makeup.

3 words to describe your product or service?

Modern, Sophisticated, and Trendy

Where can our audience find your product or service? (Social media handles: Please be specific and label each handle i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Instagram: @dazzling.beauty

Facebook: Kiss.Dazzling.Beauty

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