If a hobby makes you money, that’s a business.
I spend a lot of time on Twitter and I was rewarded by happening upon Molly Juma’s profile. On checking her out, I found out she runs a business and I wanted to know her story. The determined and friendly Molly simply combined her love for crocheting with what she learned in school and founded Hashtag Designs.
At her young age, she is proud to say she’s her own boss (Whoop! Whoop!)and she is working towards an even brighter future. Do you need a beautiful doormat or a rug for the bedroom? Hashtag Designs will sort you. If you need something custom made for an office to go with the decor, Molly is the one you should talk to.
She shared lots with me and I was impressed by the passion and dedication she shows when talking about her business. This is a sign we need to start creating jobs for ourselves as youngsters. Here is her story.
If you had to walk around with a sticker on your head that says who you are, what would it read?
Love your person and passion
What motivated you to start Hashtag Designs?
How did you come up with the name Hashtag Designs?
It’s pretty simple; my vision is to have the brand being a household name, known for providing quality, unique and affordable flooring pieces. As the term “hashtag” suggests, it’s a trend toward something. The only tweak is that I would love it to be lifelong.
Which is the biggest challenge you had to overcome while starting out?
Would you say your background in economics helped you get to where you are now or did it all come naturally?
Do you work for your company fully or do you have to supplement your income with a different job?HashtagDesigns design is my water, food, breath, life. So yes, full time working in my company.
What reassures you in times of doubt?
Complete the sentence: Every young entrepreneur needs to know that_________________?
Your social life is on its death bed; be very intentional to know who and how to keep those you want around you.
#hashtagdesigns When growing up, all I wanted was to be someone… Time has taught me to be more specific;and all I want now is to be the woman who glorifies God; whose sole purpose is for God to be glorified in my life. These fluffy custom prayer mats are comfortable pieces to have your your reflection time on.. #HashtagDesignsmats #custommade #personalisedpieces #handcrotchetedmats #fluffyrug #flooringpieces #matsbyMolly
What’s the one thing you wish to accomplish in the next few years?