Business Name: Janine Pretorius Photography
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/janinepretoriusphotography
I am a small female business owner on the West Rand. I studied photography in 2012, and opened my business at the end of 2012. I have worked for 7 years to create a platform where I can express my passion and love for people, art and capturing memories.
I have grown from having a small camera to having a successful business. Currently I shoot weddings, families, children, and babies. Photography is my passion. I would like to see my business change from making money every month to inspiring other young people in our country to start their own business by using their passion and skill. I would like to grow my business to be able to employ other people. At the moment I am a ‘one-lady” business and would like to expand the income of my business.
Today, my business is just a business. A business to put food on the table for myself and my child. I struggled to find a job when I finished high school. I decided that I will not be another number in this country begging for financial assistance from our government. If I were to win the prize money, I would be able to upgrade my photography equipment and also employ someone full time to help me out. I would love to be able to help someone else by paying them a salary on a monthly basis. At the current economic state, I can’t afford to take out a loan to upgrade, rebrand and grow my business. I am doing what I can with what I have at the moment.