Femi Oyedipe, Lushes Chocolate
“I always have to train employees and monitor them. Some of them leave after investing so much time and resources training them… The chocolate making businesses is a very expensive one. And since we have no access to external funds, we import the equipment we can and have the rest fabricated here.” Her husband, who is an engineer, and a part of the business, fabricated most of the machines they could not afford with the help of an artisan.
Running a business while being a wife and mother is no easy feat… “If you can, create an area for your children in your workspace so that you can spend some time with them while you work,” Femi says.