The lovely Wendy from Big Top Designs is on my blog this morning; please say hi and don’t forget to visit her on her facebook page or you can always catch up with her on twitter @mrs_dymond
Who are you?
Hi I’m Wendy, aka Mummy
What do you do?
Mainly I’m a stay at home mum but I also run Big Top Designs as well as my blog Little Man’s Mum
When did you establish your business?
I started Big Top Designs in August 2012
What made you start your own business?
We had decided to get Oscar christened so naturally we needed invitations. I looked high and low for some that I liked but all I could find were really plain and I found them really boring. I’d seen a few designs I liked but nothing that was either A) 100% perfect, or B) that I could afford. I had designed our wedding invitations 3 years previous, as well as made our cake toppers, table names and placenames so I knew my way around photoshop. With a little help from my husband I created everything I wanted in the christening invitation and more.
What do you love about working for yourself?
Being able to spend time at home with my son and not missing out on anything.
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
I can’t switch off once the clock hits 5 and there’s no-one I can delegate to.
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I wish I’d started it sooner, or thought of a catchier name.
What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
Go for it, you’ve got nothing to lose.