- Rory Dayile is the founder of Royal Nails, a nail and eyelash salon in Port Elizabeth
- She started it at university using her pocket money
- She has also started a quarterly workshop to inspire others to start their own businesses
An inspirational young woman from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, started her own nail and eyelash salon while still in university.
21-year-old Rory Dayile founded Royal Nails in 2016, destinyconnect.com reports. She was studying management at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University at the time.
Dayile recalled how getting her nails done was expensive for her and other students. She therefore taught herself how to do them and began doing other students' nails too.
The young entrepreneur used her pocket money to buy a small nail kit and related equipment. She charged fellow students a small fee for nail trimming, buffing, and painting services.
Before long, her clientele grew and she rented a suitable bachelor apartment that became her business premises after she graduated, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Dayile said she experienced some challenges, such as demanding clients and insufficient time to rest. However, she remained determined and focused.
This paid off because BayTV and BayFM featured her business recently. Enactus, a nonprofit organisation that supports emerging businesses, also nominated her for Best Entrepreneur of the Month for October.
Dayile recently started QueenNailsOnly, a quarterly workshop that encourages other youths to start their own nail polish business. She said:
When I started out, no-one was willing to help. I told myself from the beginning that as soon as I was capable of doing this work, I’d ensure I helped other people too.
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