Je’mae Richardson


What does your company do?

Thoughtbox is a creative powerhouse that champions personalized experiences while actively supporting small businesses through our supplier chain. Every gift, event, and story we craft is a testament to our commitment to fostering creativity and sustainability in partnership with local artisans and businesses. We aim to pioneer a journey of creativity, community, and meaningful connections, and together, we celebrate the magic of supporting small businesses as well as creating a unique offering through Thoughtbox.

What is your biggest success?

Our most significant success at Thoughtbox has been our ability to create unique, transformative experiences that resonate deeply with our audience. By offering personalized gifts, curated event planning, and emotive storytelling services, we have touched the hearts and minds of our clients in profound ways. Our commitment to supporting small businesses through our supplier chain has also been a great success, fostering creativity and sustainability within our community. Each project we undertake reflects our dedication to crafting unique and impactful experiences that leave a lasting impression. With every creation, Thoughtbox continues to redefine success by bringing joy, inspiration, and meaningful connections to those we serve.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

As a driven and visionary individual, my biggest hurdle has been navigating the multiple roles I play in both my personal and professional life. Balancing the demands of entrepreneurship, ensuring we develop unand motherhood has presented challenges that require me to exhibit resilience, time management skills, and unwavering determination. Adapting to the dynamic landscape of business in South Africa, while finding innovative solutions to sustain my operations have tested my strength and commitment. Despite these hurdles, my dedication to empowering myself and uplifting those around me remains my goal. Each obstacle I've faced has only served to strengthen my character and deepen my impact on my community and grow my business.