Our Women in Business Series is back again this week with Daneille Allen. She’s the owner of Danzii’s Jamelly. They offer fruit based condiments that can be enjoyed on toast to crackers, to drink cocktails. She is also a YouTuber and shares recipes.
What makes your business different from your competition?
Well, I think that the fact that the product in itself deviates from atypical jam and/or jelly that we’d have grown up eating and it gives it a neo-classical spin on two all time favorites. Essentially, the product is neither a jam nor a jelly but it features elements of both items. The product’s versatility is ultimately what I think makes it stand out of from other persons who may or may not be doing the same thing.
How do you stay a Goody on a Budget?
Well, as goody money haffi make so I buy my raw material in bulk mostly and then I try to source the most reasonable local distributor.
What have you learnt from starting your business?
It’s definitely not as easy it looks. But, if you discover that your business is driven by your passion, it doesn’t really feel like work. Yes, the body may feel tired, but the mental exhaustion is significantly lowered.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone wanting to start a business?
I’d say go for it, especially if it is something that you are passionate about. Real passion cannot be subdued. But, do be prepared for challenges and hard work. Market yourself so that people have an idea of who you are and what you are about. But all in all, do it.
What tool have you found to be most beneficial? Eg excel, a particular app, for both your personal life and your business.
Fudget is an amazing budgeting app! Keeps everything in check. It’s free and there is a paid verison, and the paid version, is under $10.00USD.
Where is your favourite place to go?
To the river. Doesn’t matter which river, just get me there.
What piece of financial advice do you swear by?
Don’t budget off income that you do not yet have, rather, budget on that which you are certain of.