YOU AND YOUR OHANA
What is your name?
Where were you raised?
Where is your ohana originally from?
Do you come from a family of entrepreneurs or have people close to you who have encouraged and supported your entrepreneurship?
What is the name of your business?
Kou Piko Beauty LLC
What is the best way to contact you/your business?
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does your business have a website and/or social media presence? If so, please provide a link/s.
View our listing in the NATIVE HAWAIIAN BUSINESS DIRECTORY at: https://kanakaeconomy.com/listing/kou-piko-beauty-llc/
How long has your business been in operation?
Where is your business located today?
What products and/or services does your business provide?
Photography, along with bath and body products.
Please describe your business in 1-2 sentences.
Kou Piko Beauty was made to empower wahine and spread the message of body positivity. We are here to uplift and support indigenous women.
Why do you do what you do?
To bring positivity and uplift the wahine community.
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
When did you first think of starting this business?
What type of experiences (education, work, life) were most important in shaping the skills you use to run your business today?
Photography skills and outdoor education shaped my passion to work with the community. The strong women in my life helped me gravitate towards my focus on wahine.
YOUR BUSINESS TODAY
In what stage of development is your business: pre-formation, early stage, growing, or mature?
Do you have employees? If so, how many?
Not right now.
Are you working to get your business to the next stage in development? If so, where are you in that development?
Yes! I’m working to have an active online shop and eventually open a store.
What is the greatest challenge you have experienced as an entrepreneur?
Doing everything from scratch alone! It requires a lot of creativity and design, from creating content to use to having an aesthetic on social media and a website. It’s hard work!
How did you overcome that challenge? (Or are you still working through it?)
Still working on it but slowly getting the hang of it.
THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS
How do you envision your business in the future?
My products being available worldwide.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT A HOBBY, INTEREST, OR TALENT YOU NURTURE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
I love doing land restoration and landscaping. 😊