Name of Business: House of Linda Jewellery
Type of business : Jewellery
Location: Alfords Point
Year founded: 2018
Contact Information: 0413 218 009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Owner(s): Linda Rodden
Bio of Owner(s):
Previously I worked full time in the training field. I ran a Registered Training Organisation for the financial services industry for many years.
When it closed down I decided to turn my hobby of jewellery making into a small business which I could operate from home using online delivery.
1- Why did you choose to start this business?
I have always loved jewellery and making it for myself turned into a way of making some money whilst enjoying my hobby.
2- What was the most difficult thing you had to do while starting up your business?
I tried market stalls, but they were very unpredictable, mainly due to the weather – heat, cold, rain and wind, all factored in to each day. It was truly hit and miss. And the setting up and taking down of gazebos, tables, etc was physically very demanding.
3- What is the most rewarding part of owning/managing this business?
Being able to make jewellery when I feel like it.
Getting positive feedback from happy customers.
Doing something that I love!
4- If you were to start over, what would you change?
I would try and build up an online network to market my products online.
5- What inspires you to keep moving?
Keeping busy, making beautiful things and always having something available to give to a friend for a special occasion.
6- How do you manage between your business and personal life?
It’s very easy when you work from home and it is a part-time business.
And at the moment with people staying at home a lot more, my business never interferes with my personal life.
7- How do you deal with competition in your business?
Just accept there is a lot of competition in the jewellery business.
However, knowing my pieces are unique makes me feel that I am not really competing with others.
There are plenty of customers out there.
8- What is your advice for someone who is just starting or thinking of starting a new small business?
Do something you love, so that even if it takes a while to get noticed and make sales, you will still enjoy what you are doing.
Have faith in yourself and your products.
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Originally posted on January 25, 2021 @ 2:50 am