Posted on March 8, 2011

Mumpreneur Feature & GIVEAWAY! – Nichola ***CLOSED***

Mum in Business

The lovely Nichola of www.idesignbaby.com is our mumpreneur feature this beautiful sunny morning & she brings with her a FAB giveaway!

Who are you?
My name is Nichola & I run i Designbaby wear at http://www.idesignbaby.com/

What do you do?
I make baby wear that customers can personalise, design and customise specifically for their needs. My items are very affordable and great quality. I have just expanded into doing children’s & adults t-shirts and will also baby headbands & beautiful tutus over the next fortnight.



When did you establish your business?
I started in early 2010 when I was pregnant and off work with SPD



What made you start your own business?
I was off work with SPD and had to take early maternity leave. I realised that I didn’t miss my job one bit and didn’t want to go back. This coincided with me searching high and low for personalised baby suits & vests for my bump but everything seemed so expensive so I decided to make my own. I thought they came out great and showed them to friends and then orders started coming in.


What do you love about working for yourself?
I love being able to offer a great customer service that is very personal without of rigid rules and regulations that you have to abide by when working for somebody else. I always hated not being able to help people because of work rules! I enjoy planning my time and helping people get great items for their babies.


Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
NO!

Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I would definitely be less shy about marketing myself and selling myself. I was quite timid about it even though I knew that I was making great quality items at a price that was affordable to all mums & that everyone loved them.

What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?

I would say to make sure that your idea is something that is in demand and to start small and steady. Sell yourself & don’t shy! Make sure you set yourself small goals and be prepared to be patient! MOST OF ALL…pick something YOU ENJOY!
Nichola is giving away a personalised baby vest & baby grow set. One lucky winner will be able to choose their own design from her site and have it made for you as below! What a FAB prize!! Thank you so much Nichola!!

To Enter –

You can do all of the actions below or just 1 of them but please make sure you leave a separate comment for each action you take or your entries will not be valid & please make sure you leave a way of contacting you either email or twitter, Thank you x
  • Follow my blog via Google Friends
  • Follow me on Twitter @SoniaThorpe
  • Follow Nichola On twitter @idesignbaby
  • Like IDesignBaby on Facebook
  • Tweet the following “I’d like to win the @idesignbaby giveaway on @SoniaThorpe blog at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com
Good luck! The winner will be drawn by random.org on March 22nd 2011 x

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46 Comments

  • Reply Catherine March 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Follow via Goggle friends @catdoran

  • Reply Catherine March 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Follow u on Twitter @catdoran

  • Reply Rhoda March 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Have liked IDesignBaby on FB (Rhoda Kellar)

  • Reply Rhoda March 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I have tweeted, @rhodak09

  • Reply Rhoda March 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Already follow you on twitter, @rhodak09

  • Reply lorna.peppiatt March 21, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Have tweeted too @ellielucky

  • Reply lorna.peppiatt March 21, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Following IDesignBaby on Facebook

  • Reply lorna.peppiatt March 21, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Following @idesignbaby on twitter @ellielucky

  • Reply lorna.peppiatt March 21, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Already a follower on Twitter @ellielucky

  • Reply lorna.peppiatt March 21, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Already a follower of your lovely blog 🙂

  • Reply Marzena March 16, 2011 at 4:10 am

    I tweeted as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 16, 2011 at 4:10 am

    I like IDesignBaby on Facebook as Marzena Sz

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 16, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I follow Nichola On twitter as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 16, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I follow you on twitter as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 16, 2011 at 4:07 am

    I follow your blog as Marzena

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply meetjosmith March 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    have tweeted 🙂

  • Reply meetjosmith March 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I'm liking on FB as Jo Mse Black

  • Reply meetjosmith March 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I'm following Nichola too

  • Reply meetjosmith March 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    i'm following you on twitter as @meetjosmith

  • Reply meetjosmith March 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I'm following as meetjosmith on GFC

  • Reply anna8301 March 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @anna8301

  • Reply anna8301 March 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I follow via Google Friends

  • Reply mumsarcade March 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Follow idesignbaby on Twitter

  • Reply mumsarcade March 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I like idesignbaby on Facebook as Kate Holmes

  • Reply mumsarcade March 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I like you on Facebook as Kate Holmes

  • Reply mumsarcade March 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I follow you on Twitter as @netcurtains

  • Reply mumsarcade March 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I tweeted as @netcurtains about this competition

  • Reply mumsarcade March 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I follow you via Google Friends Connect as Catherine Holmes

  • Reply Jenny March 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny March 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I also follow @idesignbaby on twitter

  • Reply Jenny March 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I already follow you on twitter @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny March 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I already follow you via GFC

  • Reply shona's blog March 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I have tweeted @white76.

  • Reply sara March 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    have liked idesignbaby on fb @saralotay

  • Reply sara March 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    following nichola on twitter @saralotay

  • Reply sara March 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    i follow you on twitter @saralotay

  • Reply sara March 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    i have tweeted @saralotay

  • Reply iDesignbaby March 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you ladies. I really appreciate your support!

  • Reply KARA March 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I am now following @idesignbaby on twitter under @innocentcharmer

  • Reply KARA March 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I already of course follow your wonderful twitter x

  • Reply KARA March 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I have liked on Facebook under Kara Campion-Spencer

  • Reply KARA March 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I have tweeted as @innocentcharmer xx

    These are super cute x

  • Reply mummy24 March 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    i am following nichola on twitter @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 March 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    i already follow mummy loves on twitter @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 March 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    i have tweeted too @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 March 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    they look so cute, i already follow with google friends

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