I should think I will start a new blog post feature. One that encourages local businesses! Today we look at Hard Shampoo. In the managing partner’s own words:
Hard Shampoo background info – Hard Shampoo
Lalonde family: Martin & Adele married 2002
Martin – engineer and Applications and Technical Support Manager at Wieland Electric
Adele – high school physics and chemistry teacher, left teaching in 2010 to become and entrepreneur, owned a tutoring company employing over 250 tutors. Sold the business in 2017 to take care of the family full time.
Chloé – 16 competitive gymnast, works part-time at Sula Wok, volunteers at church (Canadian Martyrs parish) as a catechist, gr 10 Franco-Cité in défi (enrichment) programme
Louis – 14 comp swimming, at provincial level competition in Markham this weekend, gr 9 at Franco in défi (enriched) program
Marie – 10 comp gymnast, active in Jeannettes (francophone girl guides), gr 5 at Ste-Anne
Henri – 5 jardin (SK) at Ste-Anne, loves dinosaurs and alpine skiing with his siblings.
Moved to Old Ottawa East in 2020 from Mississauga.
In our mission to encourage our kids to be change-makers in the world, we’ve started a family enterprise!
Shampoo and conditioner bars are a great way to reduce your consumption of single-use plastic. We started using them as a family last summer, and we love them! The problem was, we’re a big box family and we like shopping big deals! Shampoo bars are considered luxe items, despite the fact that soap has been around since 2800BC. With a desire to protect the environment, teach our kids about entrepreneurship, and seeing the need for high quality, affordable shampoo and conditioner bars, Hard Shampoo was born.
We all have our roles:
Adele – Managing Partner
Martin – Silent partner 😉, affectionately known as the Bar Czar
Chloé – Creative Director
Louis – Fulfillment Manager
Marie – helper, social media demos and voiceovers
Henri – helper and Instagram model
We also have regular family meetings to discuss product development, growth plans, strategic marketing and process streamlining.
If you’d like to follow our family entrepreneurship journey, please like, follow and share our IG and FB pages, and visit our online store. It’s a work in progress (like us). Even if you don’t try OUR shampoo bars, we encourage you to take a look at other solid product alternatives. Why are we still paying for plastic bottles full of water?
Thanks in advance for your support, encouragement and love.
❤️ The Lalondes
#familybiz #lalondeshavemorefun #shampoobars #zeroplastic #learnbydoing #bethechange
Adele Casuga Lalonde