Owner of Badan Body
Tell us about your business – what it’s all about?
Badan Body is a collection of natural and organic body care, hair care, home cleaning products, and candles. I am a professional esthetician and makeup artist in the entertainment industry and I have been making natural and organic body care for more than 30 years. Aromatherapy and herbalism are a gift handed down to me from my great-grandmother. I have traveled all over Central and South America, Europe, and Asia studying herbs and traditional native healing in addition to traditional beauty practices, while sourcing the purest ingredients and raw materials to work with.
While working as a makeup artist, I would give my products as gifts to everyone I worked with, and finally, it was suggested that I make my products available for sale to others. I gave it some thought, built a website, and began doing flea markets, craft shows and various retail events across the country. As my website grew, so did my customers. I sell Badan Body globally, with customers in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, and Singapore.
What is your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?
My favorite thing about being an entrepreneur is having the freedom to create products that are not only special, but also innovative and that my customers love.
"My favorite thing about being an entrepreneur is having the freedom to create products that are not only special, but also innovative and that my customers love.
— Kanita, Owner of Badan Body
How does Uber contribute to being a small business owner?
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