So i would like to welcome you all back to my business blog month, and today we have Elizabeth From Three Jelly moulds and a Wardrobe. I have asked her advice on running a business and if she would share some tips on her business. How amazing are those jelly moulds?
What is the name of your company?
My company is Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe
What do you create?
It is an online vintage shop specialising in homewares and knick-knacks.
What does being a business owner mean to you?
It is an incredibly satisfying role. Every time I get a sale from my shop I do a little dance – I really do get that exciting. The thrill of finding interesting pretty things and seeing them going to a new home is exhilarating.
5 tips you would give to a new business / creative wanting to start up their business?
1. Read, read, read – I absorbed as much as advice as possible to find out what works.
2.Go for it! – but no amount of research will give you the same answers as just trying it out. Don’t wait until your product is perfect because chances are it never will be. Creative people always want to keep improving. Grow as you go!
3.Sharing is caring – talk about your work, ask others to talk about your work, and also big up your peers. You are not an island, so create a network of creative like-minded people and don’t be afraid to share.
4.Image is key – take the best photos you can of your work. If you are selling online it is the online tangible idea of your product for customers to understand. You need bright, sharp and detailed photos.
5.Work hard – there is no other way. To start your own venture you need to put in 10 times more work than standard employment. Don’t overdo it with the midnight oil, but be consistently working towards your goals. Every day do at least one thing towards your goals.
Where can we find your work?
Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe Website
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What are your hopes and dreams?
I would love to be self-employed through various ventures (I’m totally a finger’s in several pies kind of girl) including blogging, my vintage shop and perhaps another creative venture.
Is there anything that you have struggled with and overcome?
My biggest struggle was and still is confidence and self-belief. I am prone to moments of panic when I think “oh no, I’m rubbish. I can’t do this. I’m a fraud. I don’t know what I’m doing. Argh!”
But then I remember something very simple – no-one really knows what they’re doing. We are all making it up as we go along. And that is actually ok to not be the best at everything, it is more important to keep trying. I totally believe in working hard and not giving up. My business is very small and growing slowly, but that is ok. I love my products, I love the process of running this business, and I love connecting with the people in my network. I always hope that something amazing is just around the corner so I keep my head down and work hard.
How beautiful is Elizabeth’s blog and shop, i really love all the little finds she has over at Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe. A massive thank you to Elizabeth.