BY: SARA WHITE '19
PTS Falconer Staff
Brooke & Frida is an up and coming business and social initiative started by two young entrepreneurs! Brooke Kleber is co-owner of Brooke & Frida and a sophomore at Palmer Trinity. Brooke has graciously offered to talk to me about her new business and her plans for the future! Their line of products includes an activated charcoal face scrub, a peppermint salt soak, African black soap (imported from underserved women in Africa), and of course many different varieties of all natural, luxurious soaps!
Below is a glimpse of our conversation…
How did the idea for your business come about?
Palmer Trinity’s “Agents of Change” required a business setup. I had prior experience making soap and decided it would be a smart business venture. I would make soap for friends and family, and after receiving a positive response, decided to further my hobby.
Can you tell me more about Palmer Trinity's "Agents of Change" and how you have enjoyed your experience thus far?
Agents of Change has helped me realize that business is important, more importantly, businesses that have a social aspect and impact on today’s society, businesses that help out the greater good. It has helped me get out of our comfort zone and grow as a business woman.
What three pieces of advice would you give to other students who want to become entrepreneurs?
“I give up on your dreams, learn from your mistakes and try again and have fun while trying, and if it doesn’t work out today there is always tomorrow.”
How do you build a successful customer base?
Start with family and friends and work your way up from there. Offer reliable and useful products.
How do you generate new products and ideas?
I create new products and scents based on the seasons. Also whatever customers desire.
Which one of your products is your favorite to use and why?
African black soap. I use it every morning as a face wash that works very well. My favorite smelling product is chocolate mint soap with real chocolate inside!
What products are you thinking of experimenting with in the future?
Where can we find you and your products in the future?
Social media! (and a website soon)
Website (coming soon!)- www.brookefrida.com