Mabel Barker, WA

Business: Mother and Child African Hair Salon

Location: Morley

Mabel has a unique business that combines an African Hair Salon with supplying specialist African groceries and goods. Mabel was motivated by wanting more independence, “This is my life, hairdressing is my passion and it is what I want to do” said Mabel.

She reports the NEIS program has had a big affect on her life. “It gave me the courage and helped me in the direction I was moving in, it also helped me to push myself to where i wanted to be”. The mentoring played a large roll in her success, “The mentor bought my passion and business together and showed me what I needed to do to get there” said Mabel.

If Mabel could give any advice to people considering starting a business with NEIS through ABS it would be “If you really want to do well then they can help you to develop your business and help you every step of the way. This is why I am, where I am today” – Mabel Barker.