Entrepreneur: Cuddle Cuts

A cut above the rest

Cuddle Cuts is a one-of-a-kind hair salon exclusive to kids. The first of its kind in Newcastle, the salon boasts a fullyequipped party venue. “With the youth being the backbone of society, we need to expose them to innovative and creative ways of doing things.” Cuddle Cuts offers bridal packages for flower girls, ensuring they look just as good as the bride . “Nothing is more special than a child’s very first haircut. At Cuddle Cuts, we go the extra mile, offering a one of a kind experience. “We plan to host extravagant spa parties, where your little princess will have the time of her life.”

What does it take to be successful in this career?
It takes hard work, dedication and persistence. Knowing what your goals are and consistently working towards achieving them are vital. You have to be self-motivated, creative and able to keep up with ever-changing markets and trends. Being an entrepreneur compels you to take charge and make tough decisions.

What do you have to study at secondary and tertiary level?
It is compulsory to take commercial subjects like Economics, Business Studies, Accounting and Mathematics at secondary level. At tertiary level, you have to go into the field of business management or business law. Thereafter, a diploma or degree in management will be beneficial.

What advice can you give to students who are interested in the field?
You have to be in business for the right reasons. Your motivation to succeed can only come from within.

What are the benefits of running a business in the growing economy of Newcastle?
Small businesses present new employment opportunities and serve as the building blocks of Newcastle’s business industry. Running a business in a growing economy is beneficial in terms of returns and sustainability, but only if properly managed.

Photo: Zandile Mkhulise and her son.

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