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Daily Inspiration: Meet Jazmine Biggs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jazmine Biggs.

Hi Jazmine, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Juicing with Jazz is a female minority-owned and operated business founded by me, Jazmine Biggs, along with the assistance of my closest loved ones. I was originally born and raised in the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA and now bottle my juices in the heart of Baltimore, MD. I am a mother to an amazing son, a bonus mom to two beautiful children that I have the pleasure of assisting in raising with their awesome father. I am a woman of faith who unconditionally loves her family and also a healthcare employee for a prestigious hospital with over 15 years of experience.

I originally started Juicing With Jazz as a personal opportunity to finally Give Back to Me. After realizing the constant dedication, love and time I was giving to others over the past years and the neglect I put on my own body, it wasn’t until the Summer of 2019 that I accepted the need to refocus on the Self Love for me. That’s when the Juicing with Jazz journey originated, and I started my true passion for juicing, working out and making healthier initiatives. With the motivation of friends & family, I managed to start my brand and was quickly reminded of why I could never lose my love to Give Back to Others. I then began offering juice packages for purchase to family & friends.

I chose the phrase ‘Giving Back to You’ to represent my business because I want my customers to understand that everything they do is a part of their journey to become a better version of who they are. Whether it be the decision to start juicing, fitness training, eliminating toxic relationships, finding that drive that gets them going everyday, fitting into that sexy dress that’s been hiding in the back of the closet or simply being able to walk into the store and purchase jeans 2-3 sizes down, all I want others to understand is that you must first “LOVE WHO YOU ARE” on the inside before you can accept what’s on the outside. What people often forget is that you have to put in consistent efforts while on your personal journey before you can see tangible results. Understanding that you need balance in your life is a must, as well. Don’t neglect yourself or your body from the things you enjoy the most. Instead, learn to minimize indulging or implement periodic fasting into your weekly regiments.

Despite the pandemic, Juicing with Jazz still manages to grow and evolve. If anything, the pandemic motivated me to elevate my creative business ideas, opened new opportunities, began the start of my presence at a local Farmer’s Market, and much more. The presence of ‘Juicing with Jazz’ today is about Giving Back to You on a multitude of levels which include:

• All Natural Juicing.
• Providing Juicing with Jazz tips to motivate and inspire others to begin or continue their fitness journeys.
• Giving back to the community with food and clothing giveaways.
• Providing convenient fruit and vegetable juice options for individuals living in so-called ‘food deserts’ in our city.
• Becoming a role model and mentor to anyone contemplating opening a Minority or Woman-Owned business.
• Using Music to connect w/ Real Life Situations.
• Growing Love Gardens to encourage sustainability.
• Capturing the beauty of the world that surrounds us every day.

Juicing with Jazz is all of these things and more. Most certainly, Juicing with Jazz proudly stands by its slogan: FEED YOUR SOUL HEALTH JUICE. NO JUNK. CHEMICAL-FREE. ALL-NATURAL COLD-PRESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Giving Back to You, ONE JUICE AT A TIME.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Struggles for Juicing with Jazz as a whole include maneuvering through the right pathways and outlets to keep my business afloat. Not knowing who to contact for specific license applications, grants, discovering that there is limited access to local farmers and produce stores in Baltimore City has, at times, been devastating.

There have been moments while juicing when my juicer stopped operating, packaging and labeling did not ship or arrive in time for me to process orders, and markets were low in stock with specific produce items due to the pandemic or because of storms in other regions of the U.S. so my team and I had to quickly execute plan B, or C, or D.

There were also days when I simply felt defeated and couldn’t push through. Personally, learning how to bridge the struggles and challenges, you may undergo with family while running a business is one struggle I am still learning to adjust to, still searching for that healthy balance. After losing my mom unexpectedly in December 2020, I felt lost, empty and alone. However, the loss of my mother proved to me my inner capabilities as a woman and an only child. The strength she instilled in me signaled confirmation that I can face and overcome any obstacle or challenge in front of me, now and in the future.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Aside from Juicing with Jazz, I take pride in being a healthcare employee. I am a Project Coordinator with over 15 years of healthcare experience. I have worked alongside some of the best doctors in the country in administrative roles on ICU units, private practices, and now within the central hub of a hospital setting.

It makes me most proud that while performing my obligations as both a Project Coordinator and the owner of Juicing of Jazz that every day I get the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. With my hard-earned degree in Business Communications & Business Administration from Stevenson University, I have been taught the proper tools to marry my job experiences so that I can provide everyone with the best customer service experience possible.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Never be afraid to ask another successful entrepreneur or business owner questions. Everyone can learn so much from one another if we just take the opportunity to ask. There are enough people in this world for all businesses to thrive independently, but we all must continue to properly network, share ideas and stay up to date with educating ourselves.

Pricing:

  • $9 per 12 oz Juice Bottle
  • $54 for 6 (12oz) Juice Bundles

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Daryl Minor Jazmine Biggs

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