Q. 1 – Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans -: Bee All Natural was founded in 2009 when Rachel Nonis could not find the quality skincare products that felt best for her skin. Tired of buying “natural” products that ultimately were petroleum-based and filled with preservatives and perfumes, she set-out to develop skincare solutions that would be safe and affordable for every member of her family to use and friendly to the environment.
Raised in Michigan as the daughter of a proud and hard-working organic dairy farmer, Rachel was saw the connection between diet and health at an early age. Farm life and Michigan’s fluctuating temperature swings played havoc on her skin, which drove her to create a product to help combat those conditions. Knowing that our skin is our largest organ and how it often reacts to certain foods, she felt that a product needed to match the same quality and goodness that reflected well-balanced nutrition.
Working independently, Rachel researched, tested and developed each of her products from start to completion. Her background and training as a development engineer aided to her thorough testing process. Bee All Natural’s ingredients and offerings are certified organic and are “food grade” quality. Each product is made from scratch and does not include any pre-made bases. Rachel Nonis’ commitment means that she currently packages each batch herself, and oversees the creative design and distribution management of this remarkable brand that is available online and in select retail locations.
Q. 2 – Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans -: I have an engineering background and worked for the largest automotive safety company in the world where I reviewed durability and processes. That expertise has proved valuable in starting a company. I also have five US Patents – so I am an inventor at my core – in addition to being a wife and mother.
Q. 3 – What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Ans -: I grew up in an entrepreneurial family; both of my parents founded and developed their own businesses. My mother is my personal hero, while raising a successful, well-balanced family she also built her own painting business that reflected her personal interests and talents. She demonstrated to me that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. I’ve applied much of what I learned from watching her to developing my own business interests.
I just wanted to be successful with my business. This is my passion and what I love to do!
Q. 4 – What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans -: Just do what you love to do, never take shortcuts, be true to your work’s mission, pay yourself first and have fun!
Q. 5 – What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans -: Confidence, Balance and Family. Confidence gives you the fortitude to persist, backed by the belief that what you are doing truly matters in the long run. Balance is crucial to live as a healthy individual – a job is what you do and is not who you are – that is a very important reminder. Family support means everything – they are the driving force to succeed and the validation needed during all of the personal and business highs and lows.
Q. 6 – How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans -: Operating your own business is difficult and the amount of hours often exceeds those you originally intended to put in at the very start. However, long hours are often required to push the brand and keep orders fulfilled since Bee All Natural is helping people 24/7. But on some days, allowing yourself to take a break, to do mundane household activities and participate and just to be present in the daily grind of family life can be beneficial for the longer-term success of the company.
Q. 7 – To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans -: A strong work ethic, a commitment to quality, the pursuit of excellence and the support of family and friends.
Q. 8 – How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans -: Are target audience is working mothers and those who care about natural products and caring for the environment. Bee All Natural is organic and that makes us appealing to the mass markets. You can learn more about us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, our forthcoming YouTube Channel and on beeallnatural.com Social Media has been very important in marketing, as is word of mouth, customer testimonials and our captivating displays at industry trade shows. .
Q. 9 – Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans -: No funds or capital raised. Bee All Natural has slowly grown over the years and any profits made are placed back into the business. If there are outside interests in terms of being a partner for through a financial infusion, we would be open to learning more and listening to new ideas.
Q. 10 – What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans -: Dedication, hard work and patience will lead to success. As is having a resilient attitude, because you will hear ‘No” many times and will face rejection. It is how you respond to the negative that determines if you are successful or not.
Q. 11 – Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans -: Continuously innovating, growing, testing, creating and prospering so much that it becomes even more of a passion for me personally, and that Bee All Natural expands so that I can hire more people and be viewed as a success beacon in my community.
Q. 12 – How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans -: Employees are essential for success. The key is to hire the right people for the right roles and continue providing opportunity, as well as connection, to the overall company strategy. For a small business, everyone needs to be on board.
Q. 13 – How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans -: It simply depends on what needs to be accomplished. Spending too much time on something that just isn’t working extracts time and money away from business operations.
Q. 14 – What motivates you?
Ans -: My kids. Showing them the value of hard work and achieving goals can lead to success and overcoming adversity. Like any parent would do, there is pride in wanting to give your children more; with Bee All Natural, it is my hope they will aim to be a good corporate citizen, a contributor to society and have business options to spark their curiosity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Q. 15 – What are your ideals?
Ans -: To live and work with integrity while being true to my word, acting honesty towards my customers and fellow business owners, and making an extraordinary product.
Q. 16 – How do you generate new ideas?
Ans -: I listen to my customers and love to hear what they have to say about Bee All Natural! Sometimes their suggestions lead me down new paths. Benching similar companies allows me to learn about what has worked in the marketplace and keeps a pulse on the competition.
Q. 17 – How do you define success?
Ans -: I believe success is defined by who you are and the person you aspire to be. Success is measured differently for each person. I define success in my life by the goals I accomplish and the method by which they are accomplished.
Q. 18- How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans -: Simply put, it is by putting the customers first and responding to their needs. It is giving them a return on their time and loyalty. This could mean a variety of things – from late night fulfillments, to writing a personal note, giving accolades on a website, providing a personal reply if feedback is given, having an attractive and current website, a seamless ordering system and products with a solid reputation. Each of these can contribute to positive feedback which is a catalyst for brand building. Having repeat customers will help act as de facto sales and awareness ambassadors for your company.
Q. 19 – What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans -: Having the flexibility of working where you like, setting your own schedule and doing what you love!
Q. 20 – What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans -: It is when I receive positive feedback from customers telling me how much they enjoyed using Bee All Natural skincare products. It makes me feel very happy that someone felt compelled to reach out and share their experience. Plus, knowing that you get to be your own boss while working at your dream job is pretty cool, too!
Q. 21 – What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans -: Freedom and flexibility. To have your own business, the success or failure rests squarely on your shoulders. Either way, I prefer to shape my own destiny and see where life’s path takes me.
Q. 22 – What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Ans -: As a lone operator, the culture resides within how I conduct myself. My reputation and that of Bee All Natural is one in the same.
Q. 23 – In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Ans -: Relentless.
Q. 24 – If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Ans -: I would have started the venture earlier, secured funding through different means and brought more people to buy into the vision. Bee All Natural is a winning company but as they say, it takes years to become an overnight success.
Q. 25 – How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans -: Dedication to any career means having the support of those around you, and for me, it’s my family. I am not alone trying to find the elusive work-life balance however we have always put life first, over work. I am very transparent that the benefits derived from the products at Bee All Natural contribute to the lifestyle our family enjoys. We excitement created means that everyone company is what
Q. 26 – What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Ans -: The fear of losing focus and wanting to give up often weighs on me, so overcoming those challenges is a constant battle. Yet it also is a motivator. Managing through it means keeping my mind sharp and always reminding myself why I started Bee All Natural – to help others and gain success along the way. The prolific inventor Thomas Edison has a perspective which rings true. He stated: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Q. 27 – How did you decide on the location for your business?
Ans -: For now, Bee All Natural is a home-operated business and that allows to keep business-impacted costs controlled and at a minimum. If growth continues and expansion is necessarily, we would look for an optimum location that offers the best access to our customers.
Q. 28 – Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans -: Everyone’s style, work ethic and path to success is unique. Timing is also a factor. For me, it starts with a strong will, initiative and purpose then is strengthened by a network of good people.
Q. 29 – If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Ans -: Since I have spoken about Thomas Edison, I would say him. He worked with the basics yet surrounded himself with great people who supported his vision. He was not afraid to fail, take chances or ask for guidance. He had hundreds of patents, changed lives, improved society and created a legacy for generations to come.
Q. 30- Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Ans -: My parents for providing inspiration and a strong foundation, my husband and kids for keeping me grounded while giving me a solid structure for daily life, and my customers for driving me to work harder and reach higher goals.
Q. 31 – What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans -: Each perceived mistake is an opportunity. Another Thomas Edison quote comes to mind: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” The message here is to be persistent until you achieve success.
Q. 32 – How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
Ans -: To have a relentless focus on quality, that is so important. If an error does occur, we need to stop production immediately, correct the problem so it doesn’t happen again then and move on. If a direct customer issue comes in, it is personally addressed and is done so swiftly with corrective measures. As the saying goes, it takes years to gain a customer but seconds to lose one. I want a repeat buyer and a customer who will share the praises of the brand. A bad experience could impact a future purchase or sales growth.
Q. 33 – What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Ans -: I like running, participating in charitable events and attending my kids’ sporting activities but my mind is never far from thinking of new ideas and growth potential for Bee All Natural.
Q. 34 – What makes you happy?
Ans -: The love of my family, the success of my company, and the joy of learning how my products helped someone else feel good.
Q. 35 – What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans -: In short: time, money and sleep!
Company Name : – Bee All Natural
|Address:- 52649 Bordeaux Way, Shelby Charter Township, MI, 48315,USA|
Phone No. – 248-431-0715
Website Url – http://www.beeallnatural.com