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Meet Kaycia Thompson | Jamaica's Serial Entrepreneur

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mogul Business Development Solutions is a Consultancy Agency, that has been operating since 2014. The company offer services such as Business Training and Workshops, Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking Engagements, Business Plan Development and Business Coaching Services. The business is owned and operated by Kaycia Thompson, who is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of the West Indies.  Kaycia’s consistent dedication to promoting her business on Instagram caught our eye and when she responded to being featured we knew we had to make the next step. Today, we would like to introduce Kaycia Thompson and her Mogul Business Development Solutions.


THP: How did you start your company? (Include background info + services)
Kaycia: The Mogul Business Development Solutions firm started its operations in 2014 by founder Kaycia Thompson. Our consultancy firm consists of business consultants and Entrepreneurs with over 5 years’ experience in the business world and has started and nurtured a number of successful businesses. The company is set out to help to nurture micro, small and medium-sized businesses around the world with our strategic methods used to groom businesses and persons to success. 
Services offered include Business plan development, Business registration, Motivational Speaking engagements, Goal setting and development workshops, corporate training and workshops.

THP:  What is one life lesson you’ve learned thus far since being in business?
Kaycia: What you put in is what you get out and as a business person if you are not investing in yourself and your business then you are throwing away the opportunity to grow.

THP: How did you gain the skills and knowledge to offer the services that you do?
Kaycia: I hold a Bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of the West Indies, I also recently completed a 40-hour course from Jamaica Business Development Corporation, in Personal Initiative for Entrepreneurship Training and I also have a lot of experience from my own business initiatives.

THP: How important is Social Media for your Business?
Kaycia: Social media is very important as it is our main tool used for marketing and bringing awareness of our business and the services offered. It also enables us to share a wealth of information to our audience to enlighten them on different areas of business.

THP: Do you think Jamaica is more receptive to alternate career choices like yours?
Kaycia: I do not believe they are because to be interested in a career field you need to have an understanding of what they will be offering and be familiar with the field, and Jamaica is not there as yet but it is slowly growing.

THP: For those interested in starting a business like yours .. what are your top 3 tips for raising capital?
Kaycia: Well this business is a service based business so the need for raising capital to start this business is not necessarily as important as a product based business.

Kaycia Thompson
THP: What motivates you on a daily basis?
Kaycia: The passion I have for helping entrepreneurs and bringing their business to life.

THP: How do you balance work + life?
Kaycia: I am pretty organized and I do create mental daily schedules of what I need to get done. Creating a set time when I do my reading, course developments and time for life overall. I do balance work and life overall pretty well.

THP: How do you prepare for motivational talks?
Kaycia: I normally do a lot of research on the topic I am going to speak on, I ensure I know my matter well and create a schedule to practice to ensure I am clear and my message is received.

THP: How can people book your services?
Kaycia: I can be contacted at 1-876- 263-2780
Email: info.bmogul@gmail.com
Facebook: Mogul Business Development Solutions
Instagram: Business_Mogul

I also have an upcoming Business Growth workshop, July 23 9am-1pm being help in Kingston


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Behind the Seams | Caffery Van Horne | Fashion Designer

Thursday, June 21, 2018

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."- Rachel Zoe

If you were at Fashion Block 2018, you would have witnessed nothing short of a masterpiece! You would have seen expertly designed pieces coming down the runway on the bodies on Jamaica’s top models that took you on a journey from conservative, religious and bold. This Designer found an interesting way to tell a story through clothes about his time living in Jamaica – Today, The Haute Lifestyle goes Behind the Seams with Caffery Van Horne.
  
THP: For the people who may not know… Who is Caffery Van Horne?
Caffery: Caffery Van Horne is a designer at large creating items for men, women and interior space. I often conceptualize, create and capture the finished product myself.

THP: When and how did you become a Designer?
Caffery: I don’t think you become a designer, you just are -- I made it a profession in the last 3 years, but I’ve been sewing and dealing with a boutique clientele since 14. I actually made dresses for classmates for the prom back in high school.

THP: What was it like growing up in Waltham Park?
Caffery: At times I feel I never left Waltham Road or perhaps it never left me. My birth neighborhood continues to be my point of inspiration. It was great growing up in an area where the community was still raising the children. If you were Downtown Kingston trying to board a bus and someone recognized you that adult would help you to get on and tell you who your parent was. Everyone felt like family and yet there were tons of individuals. There were peacocks everywhere! People simply wanted to stand out. When you have very little you are sometimes protective of you how you look.

THP: Tell us about the collection you showed at “Style Week”
Caffery: My style week collection was a celebration of how I recall the women I grew up around when I was young. Bold, religious, conservative, dance hall, mature and youthful All rolled in a delicate floral print.

THP: What was it like coming back home to show this collection?
Caffery: I come to Jamaica quite often despite living in Colombia, my was father was killed 2 years ago in a home invasion. I knew he would have been very proud so for me, it was a kind of closure. Also, Jamaicans are super honest so I looked forward to the various opinions.



THP: How would you describe your personal style?
Caffery: My personal style is definitely a little strange. I gravitate towards comfortable things. One year I had a pair of pants that were very soft and I wore them for 120 days. I just kept washing and putting them back on. I love a good print or use of color. Depending on where I am in the world I really use color and print to celebrate my surroundings 

THP: What gets you going on a daily basis?
Caffery: The thing that gets me up each day are my bills, you have to earn money to survive. Life is beautiful but expensive. I’m extremely kind and loving and that behavior costs. I wake up grateful, I give thanks for health and food and shelter and I think what can I make, organize and sell.

THP: Describe your “Design Process”
Caffery: My design process often starts with some material. I’ll see fabric or leather then recall some fabulous place or situations I’ve been in and try to bring those emotions to the item.



THP: You are known for colorful and vibrant Instagram photos... what are your tips on taking pictures for Instagram?
Caffery: Instagram is the dream version of everyone’s life. It’s not a platform that embraces reality. I try to capture the product and people in the most glamorous way but keeping it simple at the same time.

THP: What can we expect from you in coming months?
Caffery: The next few months for me are all about collaborations, I’m joining forces with all kinds of people, possibly even a marriage lol. You can’t do it all alone and as I’m currently doing 3 separate lines and a fourth on the way I need people. One hint … knits are big on my mind (I’m always cold). I see the future as more luxurious. Life is pedestrian; people crave a glamorous escape which can often only be done through the wardrobe.

THP: Where can we find your pieces?

Caffery: Shop cafferyvanhorne.com as well as keep your eyes and ear open for my pop-ups. All affiliated boutiques will be posted on my site


Photo Credits

Dale Stephenson | Dale Stephenson Photography | @stephensondale on Instagram

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