Kokoso Baby is honoured to be an ambassador for the Start Up Loans Company!
Watch the video below to learn about our journey as a small family start-up on a mission to share the natural wonders of our premium organic coconut oil with other parents and their little ones.
We feel so privileged to have been selected as one of six ambassadors by an initiative that helps so many innovative and hardworking people set up on their own. The role will see us working to encourage others to take the leap and turn their business dreams into a reality, just like we did.
Starting out on your own is scary stuff. But as two parents who had no idea that we would one day run our own business, we are proof it can be done! If you’re a budding business owner just remember that there are many support networks out there to make it a far less daunting experience and provide the guidance necessary to help you realise your ambitions.
How Start Up Loans helped our natural baby skincare dreams come true
We decided to apply for a Start Up Loan after we’d secured our Boots deal, so that we could grow quickly and buy the stock we needed to meet regular Boots orders.
I received a £10,000 personal loan over a period of 60 months. The application process was simple and it’s important to note that your business can already be up and running when you apply for a Start Up Loan. In fact you can be trading for up to two years when you apply.
If, like we did, you need help and support in getting to the next level then the Start Up Loans Company is perfect. They helped us bridge the gap between being a small spare room start-up to being a business that had rapidly found success on a national level.
And along with financial support, we were given a mentor to coach us through the months leading up to launching Kokoso in Boots. We found this invaluable because the thing about running your own business is that it’s JUST YOU! So it was really beneficial for us to have advice from the outside to help us focus and clarify our strategic goals at a particularly crazy time in our lives.
The Start Up Loans Company provides loans of up to £25,000 at 6% fixed per annum, as well as offering dedicated mentoring to each business it supports.
Kokoso Baby is a premium quality raw virgin organic coconut oil specially selected for head-to-toe infant skincare. It hasn’t been refined, bleached, deodorised or tinkered with. We’ve simply left all of its amazing natural nutrients to do the important job of moisturising your little one’s skin.