My new business Mum on the blog today is Jenny West from Fluffy Bum Boutique. Thank you so much for your time Jenny and I wish you every success with Fluffy Bum
Who are you?
I’m Jenny West, I’m 32 and a Work At Home Mummy to three gorgeously cheeky boys, and Wife to my equally as gorgeous and cheeky, but extremely supportive Husband, Pete.
What do you do?
I am the owner of Fluffy Bum Boutique, which is a website specialising in the sale of cloth nappies and accessories made by fellow Work At Home Mums.
When did you establish your business?
The idea of Fluffy Bum Boutique was born in April 2012, and officially launched in August 2012.
What made you start your own business?
I wanted to do something different to the office jobs that I had been used to, that was also related to something I was interested in and passionate about, as well as fitting in with and around family life. My third son has been in cloth nappies since he was a couple of weeks old, and it’s safe to say that it’s become a bit of an addiction, so it seemed like the obvious choice, and so Fluffy Bum Boutique was born.
What do you love about working for yourself?
That I can work around my family and home life.
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge getting stuff done in the windows of time that I have available to do them.
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I wish I’d have done it sooner! The notion was there for a while, but it took me time to have the confidence to go for it.
What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
Don’t let the ‘what ifs’ hold you back, believe and be passionate about your business idea and go for it! Also, get yourself a note pad! I find it so easy to forget ideas or about things that I need to do, so my lovely Husband bought me a notepad for me to jot things down and make ‘to do’ lists (it even has the Fluffy Bum Boutique logo on the cover).
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