She’s The Boss interview Hair Popp founder Dominique Lescott where Daniella Genas interviews female entrepreneurs.
About the founder of Hair Popp, Dominique Lescott
Dominique is a female tech entrepreneur who has an emotional connection with the advancement of her community. She is passionate about using the latest technology and digital media to empower and uplift the black economy. As a millennial and a business owner, one of her biggest qualities is networking and connecting people.
In 2017 while living in London Dominique Lescott began her entrepreneurial journey with a personal challenge. To buy exclusively from UK black businesses. This prompted her to use her influence and leadership skills. These were to mobilise her former employers Professional Black Network to deliver positive changes for the organisations’ ethnic minority employees.
Whilst living abroad in St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominique used the time to develop and grow her business before returning to the UK to launch Hair Popp.
About Hair Popp
An online marketplace, selling natural hair care products and accessories for afro and curly hair, created by UK black owned hair and accessories brands.
In the conversation, Dominique shares how she moved to Nevis following a family bereavement and was inspired to start her business. We also discuss the importance of market research, issues facing black owned businesses, the impact of Covid 19 on her business, how books have helped to boost her confidence and the benefits of having a good tribe around her.
3 tips for starting a business
- Find your tribe – have accountability partners.
- Ask for help.
- Develop systems and processes by documenting how you do things as you go along and why you do what you do.
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