With it currently being Women’s History Month, Why not highlight some great ideas for Black women on campus? Gwinnett Technical College is a very diverse school. Most of their student body consists of minority groups. Meanwhile, their teacher faculty lack that diversity. Creating businesses on campus that cater to these groups is not just a good business move but a way to create a space for your peers.  

Create affordable hair care products.

Young ladies have always been concerned with managing their hair care when they leave home to live on campus. This will help lots of students with diverse hair patterns and textures. Women may not have the time to do their hair due to their tight class schedules. It’s possible that high-quality hair products tailored that suit varying hair types may be out of their budget. The affordable hair care product could be travel sized so that it’s easier to use. And not to mention, it would be more accessible if sold on campus grounds. 

Start a business dedicated to protective hairstyles.

Many hairstylists are far out and are expensive, especially when living off college funds. Many women of color who go to school wear protective styles so they won’t have to worry about doing their hair for school. By providing this service on campus, you’d be making things a lot easier due to your proximity and affordability. 

Invest in a high-quality makeup palette that caters to many different skin shades.

You can charge to do people’s makeup with these products. Some college students may not have the money to purchase more high-quality palettes at the time. Many college students also don’t have the periodic wiggle room to do their makeup themselves. By providing this service, you’d be saving them time and money. And if handled responsibly, you’d also make the money back you invested. Besides doing the actual service, your only real responsibility would be thoroughly cleaning your tools after each client. 

There are plenty of ways to profit with a Black-owned business on campus while helping and supporting your peers. Would you ever consider starting a business on your campus? If so, what would it be?

Zada Luby is a first-year student at Gwinnett Technical college; she’s a nursing major who loves art, nature and helping her community growFollow her interests and more here.