The lovely Amy from Chambers & Beau is my mumpreneur feature on the blog today. I think you’ll agree that the jewellery that she creates is amazing! I recently bought one of her friendship bracelets for my oldest son Lero and he LOVES it! There are many items from her website on my Christmas list too ;O) Amy is very generously giving away one of her friendship bracelets to one of my lucky readers!! See the end of the post for details on how to enter xx
Who are you?
Everything really. I do not miss company particularly as i was used to working alone from home anyway. I love the fact that i do not have to answer to anyone and that all the great things that Chambers & Beau achieves is all down to my hard work.
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
The only thing that occasionally gets me down is decision making. It is really hard sometimes to have the confidence in your own judgement and I am often running ideas past friends and family. I no doubt bore them silly with it!
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
No, I can’t think like that. Any problems that I have had, I have learnt from and the business is going so well I have to pinch myself that I managed it all on my own.
What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
Get plenty of advice. I was relatively lucky having worked for large companies in the same field for so long, I had quite a lot of business knowledge as far as prices and contacts go. i knew nothing about accounts and still know nothing about what I will have to do when i need to take on staff. It is a huge learning curve but there is so much advice out there.
Amy is giving away one of her friendship bracelets to one of my lucky readers!!
How to Enter –
* Like Me on Facebook http://facebook.com/mummyloves
* Subscribe to my blog via email (left hand column – 4th box down x)
* Follow me on Twitter @SoniaThorpe
* Follow Chambers & Beau on twitter @chambersandbeau
* Like Chambers & Beau on Facebook
* Tweet the following “I’d like to win with @chambersandbeau & @SoniaThorpe in this FAB giveaway at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com“
Good luck! UK entries only please. The winner will be drawn by random.org on December 10th 2011 x