The Hola Bonita Business Model
A practical model for migrant women
Be part of our established retail business on a prime shopping strip in Seddon.
We want you to experience a collaborative retail space and make the most from working with other like-minded small businesses in an ethical and community oriented space.
Casa Bonita doesn't take products on consignment.
Instead we believe hiring a collaborative retail space is empowering, as there is nothing better than retail to be pushed to respond to your customer needs every day.
ASK - LEARN - ASK
If you want to be in business, surround yourself with business people.
Find a way to volunteer or collaborate with business people. Learning in the practical world has an incomparable value.
Even working in a corporate job in a different industry to your business can add value when you are a migrant woman.
Networking meetings are great to meet experts and ask specific questions about your business.
INVEST IN MENTORING
AND SAVE COSTS
Mentoring is very popular in Australia, and for good reason.
An expert in the industry can provide you with practical guidance for your business. Sessions are in the $100's and are a valuable investment they will save you time and costs.
Networking meetings are also a great way to meet experts and ask specific questions about your business.
Check with Universities and Local Councils for events and programs for StartUps
Check government founded mentoring:
TEST AND TRIAL
THE TWO BUSINESSES BEFORE YOUR DREAM BUSINESS
Start small. Can you source your products without importing?
Can you buy a small sample collection to start?
Test and trial offers you a great knowledge before a big commercial commitment.
Wholesale are commercial terms where you usually purchase at 50% discount and can re-sale at 100% margin. You can purchase Casa Bonita and Hola Bonita Support Wear at a wholesale price and start testing the market! Ask for a catalogue now.
We want you to experience what is to have a collaborative retail or working space and take the most from working with other like minded small businesses in a very ethical and community oriented space.
Imports can be very daunting and expensive. We have created a program to support your small business in alliance with UPS Colombia. months
Brainstorming session with Liliana
As a migrant woman I know the challenges that we encounter to start a business in a foreign country. As a social entrepreneur I have created alliances, programs and processes to share with my community.
I would love to support your business strategy to make your dream job, your full time job!
There is no requirement for importers (companies or individuals) to hold an import licence to import goods into Australia.
Things you buy over the internet will have the same rules, duties and screening processes applied as any other import.