#KartiniMasaKini: Merrie Elizabeth - Puyo Blog
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#KartiniMasaKini: Merrie Elizabeth

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

 

From struggling from the bottom with her business partner to open up a beauty salon, Blobar, to the Forbes 30 under 30 list! Her persistence and courage as a female entrepreneur inspire us to be more fearless when it comes on achieving our dreams.

 

  1. When and how did opening a salon came up to your mind?

I had the idea of a beauty salon when pursuing MBA in Prasetiya Mulya. At that time, I met Ninda, my partner and we eventually rock a team of BloBar. We think of beauty as a never-die need for women and men, then focusing on millenials that seek for self-actualization through their look. In BloBar, we offer an unique beauty services, especially coloring with various color ombre.

 

  1. What is the biggest struggle when you first opened BloBar?

The biggest struggle was when I was cheated by one of my business partners. It was shocking & stressing me a lot because she was a close friend and it was a quite huge sum of money. I decided to move on from that painful experience & learn to separate between friendship & business.

 

  1. What’s the most essential character or trait that an entrepreneur must have?

Integrity, persistence, and endurance in low times.

 

  1. What was your first reaction when you know you were on Forbes 30 under 30 list? And what does it means to you?

I was touched by that award because I never thought of any awards. All I think is how the business can grow & give the best to our customers. Forbes 30 under 30 award is a reminder for me to keep going & innovate with new trends.

 

 

  1. What is your definition of success?

Success is doing what we like to do & give positive impact to all stakeholders: staff, customers, suppliers as well as having a work-life balance with myself, family, friends & lover.

 

  1. In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up?

I pray, talk to my support-system & think of why I started doing it.

 

  1. How do you keep your employees, partners, or team members motivated and keep moving?

I make time to talk to everyone & listen to them. We work out a solution to overcome obstacles together. What makes our team work strong is an open communication & an understanding leader.

 

 

  1. What is your favorite quote, or your motto to keep on going in life?

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

 

  1. What is your favorite Puyo Desserts?

Silky Bubblegum

 

  1. Say you are given a chance to speak in front of many Indonesian women. What is the

most important message that you want to tell them?

Dream high, love yourself, don’t complain, and work harder.