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Women in Business ft. Self-Care Enthusiast Tara Jefferson

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Type 4 Naturals highlights women entrepreneurs who own their own company and have a story to share. Today we introduce you to self-care enthusiast Tara Jefferson. She has a passion for helping women to put themselves first. Founder and Chief Curator of The Bloom Beautifully Box, Tara shows us that we can’t be our best selves if we don’t care or treat ourselves with a priority with encouragement and clarity.

Women in Business Self-Care Enthusiast Tara Jefferson

Tell us about your business.

The Bloom Beautifully Box is a bimonthly self-care subscription box for busy women. Each box contains 4-5 of #LifesLittleLuxuries that tend to your mind, body and spirit. We’ve carried everything from art journals to bath bombs to specialty teas! Every box is like a deep exhale.

Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur?

I became an entrepreneur because I just didn’t fit in at the traditional office setting. I wanted to be able to come and go as I pleased and have more flexibility in my life for my two children. I adore having the freedom to craft my own future. It’s scary at times, but I’m learning to ride the wave instead of fighting against it.

Women in Business Self-Care Enthusiast Tara Jefferson

What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?

My peers inspire me so much. Myleik Teele of CurlBox is a big inspiration, as she was one of the first black women I saw having successful in this market. My friend Charreah Jackson, an editor at Essence magazine, is always on the go, inspiring women through her travels around the globe. I adore her.

What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date?

Launching a national self-care retreat in 2015 (with my second taking place this year)! It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. What if no one bought a ticket? What if they got there and it was a dud? Luckily both of those fears went unrealized and we had a magnificent time. Demand is high with the second one.

What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?

It’s taken me years to learn that I have to take the long view. Overnight success simply isn’t a thing. It takes time to hone your talents, perfect your marketing and churn out must-have products. Put the work in and your effort will not betray you.

Women in Business Self-Care Enthusiast Tara Jefferson

Do you have any new projects coming up? If so, please tell us about it.

Right now just about all my focus is on this subscription box. My goal is to make each one better than the last and that the women who receive it feel like each shipment is Christmas!

What is a goal you plan to accomplish over the next year?

I hope to continue to grow this business and perhaps expand the line into maternity boxes, new mom boxes, a “BFF” box, etc. The sky is the limit, which excites me so much!

What do you do for fun/relaxation?

I like to travel and bring along a good book. I also love to bake but I have to give away the finished product or otherwise I’ll eat the whole thing!

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

That a self-care subscription box is the perfect present to self 😉 Interested readers can use code TYPE4NATURALS for 15% off for their first box and shipping is always free!

Women in Business Self-Care Enthusiast Tara Jefferson

How well do you take care of yourself? Take Tara’s quick self-care quiz to know if you are indeed treating yourself like a queen.

Enjoyed reading about Tara and her self-care subscription box? Find out more about her by following her business on the blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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9 Comments

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    Kemkem
    June 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Great interview. It is always encouraging to see women going outside the traditional route and making things happen for themselves. I wish her continued success.

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    Kirstin Fuller
    June 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Go Tara! Self love, self care is an absolute must and I wish more people believed in it. The Bloom Beautifully box is a wonderful idea.

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    Toiia
    June 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I love this interview and I am still utilizing items from my May Bloom Beautifully Box. I simply adore the journal!

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    Kim
    June 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Great interview. I’ve been following Tara for a while. I’m happy to see she is thriving so well in this business.

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    Foodfashionandflow
    June 23, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Great interview and very inspirational. Working for yourself is very empowering and gives so much freedom to create.

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    Donna Shana
    June 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Great interview. I’m going to have to try this subscription box. Best wishes to her!

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    Mimi Green
    June 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I love this, I already know I don’t take care of myself enough. I try, but I don’t know that I’m doing such a great job. I love that she said “Put the work in and your effort will not betray you.”

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    Valerie Robinson
    June 25, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Great interview!! I love how creatives are stepping out of their comfort zones and making huge business moves.

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    VeePeeJay (Vashti)
    June 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    As a card carrying member of the #TeamSelfcare, I love Tara and her self care box. I can definitely identify with many of her responses as well.

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