I think it was in my bag post that I mentioned I was starting a business. It's actually something my friends and I have been planning for eons- practically since we left school (I can find grey hairs on my head now so you can imagine X_x). But it's finally happening!
When I started this blog, I had one main objective- to showcase the creativity of Nigerians. But over time, I'm seeing that I can expand this objective to match my other goals (specifically my business one) without taking away the aim of the blog. This is growing so much in my mind that i'm almost afraid to start doing what i'm planning. But they say 'feel the fear...and do it anyway'. And that's what I'm doing with this new company. The name of our company is Muse Origins.
Muse Origins will be focused on promoting African creativity through fashion and style. We'll start with Nigeria for now, and work our way up. The company will have four main objectives:
- Online Blog/Magazine (well, more than a blog, less than a magazine...err sort of)
- Fashion Styling Consulting
- Fashion Store
- Creative Events
The Corner Shop actually fits perfectly into the first objective, which is why we're going to incorporate it into Muse Origins. The blog will still be the same except with one main addition- showcasing African style through style features. I promise, you'll love it. The blog itself won't make any money, but the rest of the objectives will so fingers crossed for that.
There'll soon be a few changes to the blog in terms of design, but also in terms of hosting. Our IT nerd thinks Wordpress has more 'functionality' and blah blah blah and can be tweaked a lot easier and better than Blogspot, so we'll be moving over there soon. I hope you come along with us.
I've got to say that I've been encouraged to jump into this by all the young entrepreneurs I've been meeting! These guys have been doing wonders by bringing their creativity to life and 'I'm so inspired!' Ultimately, we're really just working and learning as we go. There's so much to do and decide on in terms of branding, but we don't want to wait till we've got everything; we've waited enough. We'll embark on this journey with an eagerness to learn and with loads of excitement.
Please wish my partners and I some luck and mojo!
P.S. No i'm not moving just yet, just wanted to let you fab peeps (my personal persons) know that stuff was going down *wink*