I would love to be my own boss and work the hours and days I want, especially since having my little boy. I want to spend every day at home with him watching him grow up and not missing a moment.
Quite a few years ago now I did start up my own small card business called Kim Cooper’s Crafts, which, you can find it here Kim Coopers Crafts . I make and design cards for all occasions. A few months ago, I branched out into wedding stationery but unfortunately it hasn’t taken off properly, as I haven’t had the time or money to put into it whilst being on maternity leave. I would love to be able to get it up & running properly and with the help of merchant cash advance from Boost Capital I may just get the help I need.
My Top Tips
- Write a Business plan – A solid business plan will guide you going forward, even if your plan is to be just a solopreneur or freelancer. It’s also needed for presenting your idea to potential investors. Your business plan should include a mission statement, a company summary, an executive summary, a service or product offerings, a description of a target market, financial projections and the cost of the operation.
- Get clients or customers first – Don’t wait until you’ve officially started your business to line these up, because your business can’t survive without them. Do the networking. Make the contacts. Sell or even give away your products or services. You can’t start marketing too soon.
- Never Give up – No matter how hard it may be, there are plenty of people and organisations out there that will be able to help you or put you in the right direction of where to go. Plus with the support from family and friends you can achieve your goals.
- Spread the word – Ask companies to put business cards in their shops or leaflets with discount code offers around for people to use.
- Establish a budget – Once you determine how much money you’ll have to work with, figure out how much it will take to develop your product or service and create a marketing plan, you don’t want to be out of pocket.