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Slidell Sisters Turn ‘pain’ Into Profit Through Small Black-Owned Businesses

Slidell sisters turn ‘pain’ into profit through small Black-owned businesses

Slidell sisters turn ‘pain’ into profit through small Black-owned businesses

Slidell sisters turn ‘pain’ into profit through small Black-owned businesses

WE ARE KICKING IT OFF WITH TWO SISTERS IN SLIDELL. WELL, BOTH ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ARE USING THEIR FAITH AND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES TO INSPIRE THEIR BUSINESS AND THEIR CLIENTS. THE SISTER DUO TALKED TO WDSU’S ANDREA, ARIEL BRUMFIELD ABOUT THEIR JOURNEY AND WORKING TOGETHER. YOU’RE NOT HERE FOR NO REASON AND HE KNOWS YOU AND HE CREATED YOU AND JESUS SAVED YOU. IT ALL WORKS TOGETHER. ALEXANDRIA RASHAD SAYS. IT’S ALL WORKING TOGETHER FOR HER GOOD. MY PRAYER IS JUST THAT THESE EARRINGS SHOW ANOTHER WOMAN OR ANOTHER MAN THAT, LIKE GOD, GAVE US GIFTS. AND YOU’RE NOT HERE FOR NO REASON. OWNER OF GOD MADE JESUS SAVED. HANDMADE CREATIONS. RICHARD SAYS IN JUST THREE YEARS, SHE’S GROWN HER FAITH AND HER SMALL BUSINESS. ONE EARRING AT A TIME. OUT OF A QUEST OF GETTING TO KNOW GOD MORE. AFTER A DREAM, HE GAVE ME A BUSINESS BIRTH IN HER HOME DURING THE PANDEMIC. AFTER A BAD BREAKUP. AND IT ROSE IT OUT, CREATING JEWELRY BECAME HER HEALING PROCESS AND HER MARKETING BECAME HER MINISTRY. MEETING THE PEOPLE TOUCH AND AGREEING WITH THEM, ASKING IF THEY HAVE ANY PRAYER REQUESTS, LOVING ON THEM IN PERSON. I THINK THAT’S THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, AND IT ALL STARTS WITH A PIECE OF POLYMER CLAY ROLLED OUT AND BAKED INTO HANDMADE DESIGNS, PRINTED TO SCRIPTURES AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN, ESPECIALLY BLACK WOMEN, OF THEIR BEAUTY AND PURPOSE. WHEN I WOULD SEE THESE DESIGNS OF EARRINGS, THE ONLY THINGS THAT WOULD COME TO MY MIND WERE SCRIPTURES AND MY FOCUS IS ABOUT JUST ENCOURAGING EVERY WOMAN, ESPECIALLY BLACK WOMEN IN THESE DAYS AND THESE TIMES WHERE IT’S JUST A LOT GOING ON TO JUST ENCOURAGE THEM IN GOD. AND IT’S RICHARD’S YOUNGER SISTER, JOHN, NEVER TOO FAR, WHO ENCOURAGES HER. JUST A BEDROOM AWAY IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER BUSINESS. YOU TREAT HER WITH RESPECT, PUT SOME RESPECT ON HER NAME. SHE STARTS ACTING RIGHT AT JOHN HARRIS FLOURISHING. BUT THAT’S HER BUSINESS. SHE’S THE OWNER OF FLORES HAIR CARE AND BODY BUTTER. I. LOVE SEEING PEOPLE LIKE I GOT FOR SEE HAIR OR FOR Z. IT’S LIKE YOUR HAIR IS JUST A LITTLE DRY AND THAT’S IT. AND I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. HER SENIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE, A JOHNS HAIR FELL OUT IN CLUMPS FROM A BAD PERME A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE MANY BLACK WOMEN CAN RELATE TO. IT LED TO HER USING FIVE SIMPLE PRODUCTS, GROWING HER HAIR BACK A YEAR LATER, SOMETHING GOD TOLD ME WAS LIKE, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON YOUR HEAD. WHY DON’T YOU THINK I CARE ABOUT HOW IT LOOKS AND HOW YOU WEAR IT? AND CARE IS WHAT SHE POURS INTO HER PRODUCTS, INCLUDING ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS. IT’S ALL THE BEST INGREDIENT. SO LIKE THE SHEA BUTTER I GET COMES FROM GHANA AND AFRICA. THE OLIVE OIL FROM ITALY PUT IT IN THERE AND I START LOW AND KIND OF JUST MIX IT AROUND. WHETHER SHE HAS HER HANDS IN A MIXING BOWL OR ON A KEYBOARD, SHE EDUCATES WOMEN ON HOW TO CARE FOR THEIR NATURAL HAIR. I JUST FEEL REALLY HONORED WHEN WOMEN WILL, YOU KNOW, OPEN UP TO ME ABOUT HAVING HAIR LOSS OR HAVING DIFFERENT ISSUES PACKAGING AND CREATING THEIR PRODUCTS TOGETHER WITH LOVE. THESE TWO SISTERS SAY THE PROFIT THEY TURN IS IN THE LIVES THEY TOUCH. ARIELLE BRUMFIELD REPORTING THE SISTERS DO POP UP SHOPS AROUND THE STATE, AND THEY SELL THEIR PRODUCTS ONLINE. TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN VISIT OU

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Slidell sisters turn ‘pain’ into profit through small Black-owned businesses

Slidell sisters turn ‘pain’ into profit through small Black-owned businesses

It is Black History Month, and we are kicking it off with two sisters in Slidell. Alexandria and Ajahn Richard are both small-business owners who are using their faith and personal testimonies to inspire their business and their clients.Alexandria is the owner of God Made, Jesus Saved Handmade Creations, a faith-based jewelry business where she handmakes pieces from polymer clay.”My prayer is that these earrings show another woman or man that God gave us gifts for a reason,” Richard said. “He made you for a reason, and he knows you and created you and saved you. It all works together.”A business birthed in her home during the pandemic three years ago after a bad breakup, creating jewelry became her healing process, and her marketing became her ministry. Ajahn is the owner of Flourish Hair Care. She handmakes hair products and body butters. During her senior year of college, Ajahn’s hair fell out in clumps from a bad perm, a traumatic experience many Black women can relate to, and it led to her using five simple products and growing her hair back a year later.”Something God told me is I know the number of hairs on your head. Why don’t you think I care about how it looks and how you wear it,” Ajahn Richard said. “I just feel really honored when women will open to me about having hair loss and having different issues.Both of these women say they use their business to inspire and encourage other women, especially Black women, of their beauty and God-given purpose.

SLIDELL, La. —

It is Black History Month, and we are kicking it off with two sisters in Slidell.

Alexandria and Ajahn Richard are both small-business owners who are using their faith and personal testimonies to inspire their business and their clients.

Alexandria is the owner of God Made, Jesus Saved Handmade Creations, a faith-based jewelry business where she handmakes pieces from polymer clay.

“My prayer is that these earrings show another woman or man that God gave us gifts for a reason,” Richard said. “He made you for a reason, and he knows you and created you and saved you. It all works together.”

A business birthed in her home during the pandemic three years ago after a bad breakup, creating jewelry became her healing process, and her marketing became her ministry.

Ajahn is the owner of Flourish Hair Care. She handmakes hair products and body butters.

During her senior year of college, Ajahn’s hair fell out in clumps from a bad perm, a traumatic experience many Black women can relate to, and it led to her using five simple products and growing her hair back a year later.

“Something God told me is I know the number of hairs on your head. Why don’t you think I care about how it looks and how you wear it,” Ajahn Richard said. “I just feel really honored when women will open to me about having hair loss and having different issues.

Both of these women say they use their business to inspire and encourage other women, especially Black women, of their beauty and God-given purpose.

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