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Beauty Product Manufacturer, Amara Okoli-Tasie on Mara Cruiz Creations



I have met a few creative women in business in Nigeria, and Amara is one of them. Endowed with creative, training and organising skills, she opens up about how she is growing her unique start up and especially her new body care products. Don't let me spill the beans, go ahead and read...

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF?

Amara Okoli-Tasie is my name. I like to see myself as a creative artist. I love arts and very passionate about things we can create with our hands and achieve with our talent. I am a beauty entrepreneur and a writer. 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?
Currently am working on building my brand, Mara Cruiz Creations. We are about launching our Natural Skin and Hair Care Products publicly. 

 
WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS CULTURE/STYLE LIKE?

Mara Cruiz Creations is a beauty company. We take delight in creating services and products that enhances our natural beauty. We also have a beauty academy where we train aspiring beauty entrepreneurs.   


Amazing! WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT AS A BUSINESS BRAND?

My biggest achievement is the current project we have at hand which is designing and formulating natural skin and hair care products that are safe and really effective. 
Training session at Mara Cruiz

WHAT HAVE BEEN THE MAJOR CHALLENGES ON THIS PATH?
Our recurrent  challenge will be sourcing enough funds to expand. 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN PRODUCT PATRONAGE IS LOW?

Business has its ups and downs. In times of low patronage, I go back to my drawing board and re strategize ways to improve on our marketing. 

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER INTERESTS APART FROM THIS BUSINESS?
I love fashion. I write and blog too, though not as often as I would have loved to. 

 
DESCRIBE MARA CRUIZ CREATION IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
In 5 years, I envision us expanding and becoming a reputable beauty brand.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA?
I love the fact that Nigeria has a lot of business opportunities and a large market. 

WHAT IS YOUR TURN OFF ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA?

I don't like the fact that most raw materials are not readily available for us here. Like when I started formulating  my natural skin and hair care  products, I had to import a lot of things. I also don't like the fact that I have to spend a lot on diesel. 

IF YOU MEET A BUDDING CEO, WHAT WOULD YOU ADVICE?
The journey of starting and staying strong in business is not easy. Three key things that always helps is Hardwork, Perseverance and Determination.
I would also say "stop dreaming up ideas but start something! Great people don't just dream, they wake up and make their dreams a reality!" 

Thank you Amara!

Amazing! Hope you enjoyed our chat?
Please follow Mara Cruiz Creations as a proudly Nigerian beauty brand.

Go ahead visit them www.maracruizcreations.com www.maracruizorganics.com for details! Or call 07030894940, Whatsapp 08075272540 and add them on BBM pin: 2BB36F3C

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