Vickie Robinson set up Iconic Beauty in 2012 after presenting her business plan to the Princes Trust. Read all about her extraordinary journey as a young enterprise…
Tell us about Iconic Beauty..
Vickie: “Iconic Beauty offers professional beauty treatments including waxing, gel polish, tanning, lashes and facials. I set up my company back in 2012 with help from Princes Trust and their Enterprise Programme. I created a business plan (the same as you would have to present to banks) and presented to a board from the Trust. I was also given a business mentor for my first 2 years of trading.”
Why Capital on Tap?
“I was looking to change my nail polish stock and with this comes a hefty bill! After looking online I came across Capital on Tap which was perfect for what I needed to do – it also enabled me to pay my stock off over a few months instead of outright.”
“I love how any day and time I can now look on my app to see what is outstanding and how/if I can pay a little bit more each month.”
“It has enabled me to make bigger purchases quicker when I would have normally had to save up for things. I can get treatments and products to my clients quicker.”
How has your experience with us differed from your experience getting funding from traditional banks?
“So much easier! Using a bank is a long drawn out process – Cap on Tap made it quick and efficient, especially when you do not have a lot of free time to get issues like this sorted. I love how any day and time I can now look on my app to see what is outstanding and how/if I can pay a little bit more each month.
What advice would you give fellow small business owners?
“Particularly in my field of business, there is a lot of competition and its about trying to stand out from the rest – what can make you different. Perseverance, ambition and motivation are what will make you a success – never be afraid of making mistakes as these mistakes are what will shape you and your business in the future and you will learn a lot along the way!”
Massive thanks to Vickie for taking the time to speak with us! Find out more about Iconic Beauty here:
Facebook: Iconic Beauty Kent & London
Join our community!
We’re proud to have partnered with over 65,000 businesses since 2012, delivering over £1billion to UK SMEs! Join the community of business owners that are defying the odds and be a part of our mission to create the No.1 funding tool to help small businesses thrive!
Showcase your business!
We love celebrating the inspirational stories behind the companies we support! Drop us an email to email@example.com if you would like to share your journey with our community.