In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Training Congress we have been introducing FHT members to our event speakers. Today we hear from Jemma Cooper from Jemmaco about her seminar on setting up your own product making business.
Tell us a bit about you…
Since learning about complementary therapies in 2007 I completed a BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies degree and went straight into being self-employed. I just knew that it was the right thing to do.
Within six months of being self employed, I was asked if would be interested in purchasing the salon where I rented a room. I went for it and nearly 12 months later aged 23, my HI Therapies business was born.
On the day I opened the salon we took just £7.50 and I thought, ‘What have I let myself in for?’ but my passion and dedication saw me through. The business went from strength to strength and won multiple awards including Professional Beauty’s South West Regional Salon of the Year 2016 and being National Beauty Salon Finalist 2017. In 2018 I sold HI Therapies as I wanted to focus on my new business JemmaCo, making my own handmade products. My focus is having a small range where each product has a multi-purpose use. By keeping my brand small I am able to take care in making each product from scratch to make sure love care and time is put into each jar!
What is your Virtual Congress seminar about and what can attendees expect to come away with?
My seminar is about how to create your on product making business. Many therapists especially aromatherapists create their own products with many of their clients, friends and family, loving them. But where do you take it from there?
How to build a business around selling your products can be a mind field and challenging. I hope this workshop will give you the knowledge and guidance about the prospects of building your own product making business. Whether this continues on a small scale or leads to world domination, it will help you to set yourself clear goals. We will cover an introduction into the legislative and testing procedures to address the journey to launch your product in the marketplace.
Buy your ticket to the FHT Virtual Congress here.
*Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45