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