Horowhenua College business students learn real business practices

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Two of the youth-focused t-shirts that Home After Midnight have for sale – with 15% of proceeds donated to the I Am Hope Foundation. Photo / Nikki Carroll

Grade 13 business students at Horowhenua College gain real-world experience by starting their own business.

Beauty Babe NZ is a group of five young women making candles and soaps, who have had outstanding community support for their business.

“When we posted about our company on the Livin’ in Levin Facebook page last month, we received over 40 orders in just a few hours.”

The students are all new to candle and soap making, must watch YouTube tutorials to learn the craft, and will donate 10% of profits to Women’s Refuge.

Beauty Babe NZ is an all-female business group that creates candles and soaps to sell - 10% of profits made will be donated to Women's Refuge.  Photo/Provided
Beauty Babe NZ is an all-female business group that creates candles and soaps to sell – 10% of profits made will be donated to Women’s Refuge. Photo/Provided

For more information or to obtain an order form, email [email protected]

Gallery Nine is a one-man business that creates hand-drawn artwork in the form of greeting cards and framed artwork.

“We want to inspire more people to write handwritten cards to their loved ones. Handwritten cards show real appreciation to the recipient and can be very personal.”

Gallery Nine is supported by Foxton’s company, Deconn Flair Unique Gifts, who stock the greeting cards and artwork in their shop.

The only commercial enterprise in the Grade 13 Commerce class is Gallery Nine – producing individual greeting cards, greeting card sets and framed drawings.  Photo / Provided
The only commercial enterprise in the Grade 13 Commerce class is Gallery Nine – producing individual greeting cards, greeting card sets and framed drawings. Photo / Provided

To place an order, email [email protected] or check them out on instagram @gallery9nz.

Frostea Boba is the concept of three young men, who wanted to offer a cheaper and more eco-friendly alternative to the current bubble tea market in Levin.

“With most of the shops in the city [utilising] single-use cups, we imagined [the concept of] a bubble tea kit that allows you to make [the drink] in the comfort of your own home.”

As the main packaging of the bubble tea kit is eco-friendly, this means that Frostea Boba also helps reduce waste within the community.

To learn more about their company, message their Instagram page @FrosTea.Boba.

Home after Midnight is the business concept of a group of six students, creating youth-friendly T-shirts.

The group has already sold 25 t-shirts since opening on June 1 and is extremely grateful to a local print shop for their support.

“Tom Lynch [from Artisan Screen Prints] helped us with [both] the design phase and the printing of the T-shirts.”

Fifteen percent of the total profits made by Home after Midnight will be donated to the youth mental health support foundation I Am Hope.

Meet at the house after midnight if you want to place an order.

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