Hi I’m Shanice, I own Bodysquadbristol and all affiliated organisations surrounding the brand. I started this company mid pandemic and decided there’s no time like the present regardless of the situation as I truly believe there’s never a perfect time to start a business there’s always going to be something in the back of your mind telling you no!
The reason I decided to start Bodysquad Bristol was because I’m sure the beauty industry gets a bad rep by small thinkers and those who perceive beauty to be either a waste of time or full of uneducated drop outs and I wanted to prove you can make it with an idea, a plan and a spare room! Bodysquad Bristol has gone from strength to strength in many ways from financially right over to demographically and I’m super proud of the brand I’ve built today!
The end goal for me is to be able to offer business mentoring to underprivileged black youth from foster care backgrounds (as that’s where I spent most of my own childhood) and show them that where you come from or what people say to you is not who you are!
I believe you can be anything you want to be, just apply yourself and work hard and if I can prove so many people wrong so can they! I want to bring hope to what is often a dark, bleak place to be.
When asked about what entrepreneurship means to her, Shanice says she believes entrepreneurship is about “freedom in all forms and to inspire those around me”