We are excited to introduce you to Shawaunna Middleton, Gabriela Huanosta, Hinda Pugh, our 1Q 2024 Robin's Roses Entrepreneurial Scholarship recipients. Shawaunna is the founder of Eunette Hair Essentials in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gabriela is the founder of Numinous Skin (launching soon!) in Los Angeles, California and Hinda is the founder of Luxe Wix Candle Co. in Jacksonville, Florida. We are normally thrilled to welcome one new scholarship recipient, so you can imagine how much pleasure it gives us to welcome THREE this quarter!
About Shawaunna, Gabriela and Hinda
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself, your work, and business.
|I am the owner of Eunette Hair Essentials. For years, I struggled to find products that worked for my hair. After more than a decade of successful cosmetology industry experience, I decided to launch my own hair care product line.
In addition to being an accomplished professional hair care expert, I am also a licensed cosmetologist and loctician specializing in interlocks, trichology, and more. I am also a Sisterlocks® consultant and a MicroLoc Educator. My mission is to help women embrace their natural hair using various dreadlock techniques.
Visit my website here and follow me on Instagram.
|I do not yet have a business. I am a blank canvas. Paint on and with me. I am ready to become an entrepreneur. Let's go!
|We make candles that help you create a soothing atmosphere for relaxation, burnout and fatigue. Our candles make great gifts for yourself or to show a loved one that you care. We've helped hundreds of people relax and unwind and are ready to help you too!
Visit my website here, and follow me on Instagram.
Q: Why are you excited to be awarded the scholarship and to be a member of IBN?
I originally joined IBN to take advantage of the product liability insurance. After joining, I joined the member Facebook group, and my life completely changed!
I am a previous scholarship winner and the program was so great that I applied again. I'm so excited to be accepted for a second time. The program has helped me find myself, shift my mindset and move to the next phase in my life. The impact of this community is invaluable to me, and I am thrilled to remain a part of it.
I believe in doing the work that's needed to accomplish big things in my business, I am planning strategically, and that's why I applied for this scholarship. I am constantly using my resources and while I never let lack of finances stop me from growing and expanding my knowledge base, I am happy to take advantage of this scholarship program and work personally with Donna Maria.
I am at a point of my life where I need to have the best relationships in order to thrive, and I belong here in the Robin's Roses Entrepreneurial Scholarship. I am thrilled to be a part of it.
The Robin's Roses Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program is the perfect complement to my passion for learning, dedication to personal growth and commitment to making a positive impact in my business community. My diverse experiences and eagerness to contribute align well with the values of IBN and I am eager to get started right away. Thank you for having me!
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Apply for IBN's Robin's Roses Entrepreneurial Scholarship
The Indie Business Network offers a valuable and transformative experience, and we recognize that not everyone has the resources to access our suite of entrepreneurial mentoring, coaching, and training services, especially when they are first starting out. To help offset the challenge for as many as possible, each quarter, we offer a scholarship for a year of membership and private one-on-one email coaching with our founder and CEO, Donna Maria.
At the Indie Business Network, we believe that every woman can provide for herself and her children because she can sell something she made with her own hands. If you have started your business, but lack the resources needed to grow, you can get information on how to apply for next quarter's Robin's Roses Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award at this link.