Louise from Little Silver Touches is our Mumpreneur feature today and she is giving away a gorgeous fingerprint charm! Do Not Miss this giveaway :O)
Who are you?
I’m Louise, stay-at-home mummy to two lovely boys aged 3 and 1. I also run Little Silver Touches www.littlesilvertouches.co.uk, my personalised silver jewellery business.
What do you do?
I make beautiful silver jewellery that is unique to my customers. My range features your loved one’s fingerprint, handprint, drawings, words, even pawprints!
When did you establish your business?
I officially started my business early in 2010…after over a year of procrastination and perfecting of my techniques and products. My youngest son arrived on New Year’s Day 2010 and I took him to a start-up business course a few weeks later!
What made you start your own business?
I didn’t go back to work after the birth of my first baby and, much as I adore being at home with the boys, felt the need to maintain an interest away from motherhood too! I’ve enjoyed making silver jewellery for years as a hobby and decided to take it a step further.
What do you love about working for yourself?
Lots of things, but especially the scope to be creative, make my own decisions and provide great customer service (I hope that my customers agree!).
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
It can be lonely at times and juggling the business with a young family is challenging. I’m also not great at shouting about my business so I do find promoting Little Silver Touches quite hard!
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I’d have more confidence in my own abilities… I paid for a few things that, in retrospect, I could have done myself.
What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
I received some great start-up support and funding and also have a business mentor, who is invaluable. It’s definitely worth spending some time exploring what support is available to you. I also found that writing a business plan really helped to focus my thoughts and gave me the confidence to go for it!
As I said Louise is giving away one of these fab fingerprint charms – made from a fingerprint of one of your loved ones! The winner of the giveaway can choose shape… circular, square, heart or oval and can also have a name engraved on it if you choose!
So to enter this fab giveaway – YOU MUST visit Little Silver Touches and come back here and tell me your favourite item on their website!
For extra entries you may –
Follow this blog via GFC
Follow me on twitter @SoniaThorpe
Follow Louise on twitter @silvertouches
Tweet “I want to win a fingerprint charm from @silvertouches on @SoniaThorpe blog – http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com”
So a total of 5 entries per person – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you leave a different comment for each entry! Winner will be announced on 31st March 2011 & UK entries only please – Thank you x