What do you create?
I make natural SPA body care like handmade soaps, whipped body butter, sugar polishes... all sorts of goodies for the body!
How did you come up with your company name?
It's easy. My products were inspired by the Asian traditions for using RICE as the foundation of skincare. And 'mi' is actually RICE, known in Chinese!
When and why did you decide to start your business?
The idea of 'mi' was started in last summer 2005, when I was having my mental break after years of corporate-working life. I decided to search for a more balanced lifestyle and started growing my interest in natural healing herbs. I then discovered that the staple food of her culture, rice [in Chinese, the word is "mi"], was actually a secret ingredient to beauty and glowing skin! Using rice as a pampering beauty treatment dates back centuries in Asia.
What is your main goal for this year?
I hope to continuing to grow by completing my collection with more spa treatment type products in each area, building up my brand identity and to have my products represented at retail stores within US and other countries that share the same lifestyles of mine.
What advice would you give to someone starting a creative business?
I would say don't just dream about your ideas. You've got to believe in yourself and find a way to do it. Opportunity does not come looking for you, you've got to grab the one that's worth trying and see where it'll take you. To be successful or not... it's not that easy! But if you don't try, you'll never find out. Try to come up with a niche to make your business special and stand out!
And just out of curiosity, what’s your favorite tool of your trade?
Just be yourself and believe in your dream! ^_^