TWO best friends have perfected the art of juggling their business with the corporate world.
Gugu Sithole and Mmathabo Mofokeng, both 27-year-olds, are on a quest to redefine the modern female entrepreneur by dabbling in the corporate world of marketing and simultaneously starting a beauty spa in Soweto.
Glogetter Spa Therapy situated in Mofolo, Soweto, has been operating for nearly three months, but the friends-turned-business partners, said the idea had existed for over a year.
“The challenge we had to face was getting properly trained staff,” said Gugu.
“We struggled finding the right people who are trained and know what they do.”
Mmathabo said as a small business start-up, capital was a problem for them.
“It’s not easy to get a cash injection, so we decided to fund everything from our own pockets,” she said.
They employ two full-time beauticians and intend to expand personnel as the moolah starts rolling in.
“We have our sights set on conquering Soweto first, and then we can think about creating outlets in different parts of the country,” said Gugu.
She added that the spa also broke down stereotypes of just being a place for women.
“In our marketing strategy, we place some of the focus in encouraging men to come to the spa as a form of taking care of themselves,” she said.
For bookings call Gugu on ..079 187 3280.