Posted on December 15, 2010

Mumpreneur Feature – Tamzin Sharma ***Giveaway Closed***

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

The lovely Tamzin from ABC Baby Gifts & Snuggle Feet is on the blog today with a fab 10% discount for her gorgeous shoes and also the chance to win 1 of 2 pairs!!! (See end of post for details)

Who are you?
My name is Tamzin Sharma and I am 35 years old. I am married to Les and have three children, Evan who is 7 years old and Rio and Bryn who are six.


What do you do?

Together with my husband Les we run the baby gift sending website www.abcbabygifts.co.uk and also our soft leather baby shoe website www.snugglefeet.com. These are our main business’s but I also run www.myperfectimpression.co.uk, which offers baby life casting!


When did you establish your business?

We started ABC Baby Gifts in 2003, Snuggle Feet was developed in 2006. I have been casting for about two years.
 


 

What made you start your own business?
Well, my husband has always been self employed (He was in the music industry) and has always had a love of computers and I have always been creative! In 2003 I was pregnant with our first child and we had just moved from London to Dover with the intention of starting a business, I always found it hard to go out and buy a gift for my new mummy friends, wrap it, then send it…That is where the idea started. The Internet was in its early days and it was all very exciting. We started the company on a very small budget and did absolutely everything ourselves (We still do!) It was hard work starting a business with a new baby but really rewarding! 

What do you love about working for yourself?
The best thing about working for yourself is the satisfaction, knowing that everything you are doing is for your own benefit and that of your family. It is nice to be your own boss and to be able to be flexible around family commitments. I love it that my children feel they can do anything when they grow up, as they say ‘I will just make a website and do It’ !! I also love the fact that my husband and I get to spend so much time together! 
 

Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
I would say that the line between work and home life can become a bit blurred, though this has improved since we moved the business out of the home. It can also be hard to switch off as you always have something to do when the children have gone to bed! Also when you are ill you can’t phone in sick and have a duvet day!

 Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
No, not really. We are always learning new things and developing new ways to improve the usability of the site, also customer service has always been our priority from the start.


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

Research!! The Internet is a fountain of knowledge…
Making a decision about the products or services you will be offering, finding out if it is needed, will someone pay for it? If you are not sure what you want to sell then going to a trade show is a great way to get ideas. Talk to potential customers. Find a unique selling point!!
Don’t just dream about it…Go for it!!

GIVEAWAY!!

Tamzin is offering a pair of these gorgeous shoes for 2 of my lucky readers. One pair for a girl & one pair for a boy (winner to choose size and design)

To enter you must visit Snuggle feet and come back here and let me know which style and size you would choose should you win 🙂

For extra entries you may complete 1 or more of the following and please leave a seperate comment for each action or your entry will not be counted.

  • Follow my blog via Google Friends
  • Follow me on Twitter @SoniaThorpe
  • Follow Tamzin on Twitter @babycastinguk
  • Tweet the following “I want to win some snuggle feet baby shoes on @SoniaThorpe blog http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com”

The winners will be posted on the 1st January 2011 – Good Luck 🙂

If you cannot wait and have to get over there now and buy your little ones some of these gorgeous shoes then Tamzin has kindly given us a Fab 10% off!!! Enter ‘discount1’ for an extra 10% of shoe sale price

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60 Comments

  • Reply hughese6 January 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Tweeted too
    @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 January 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Following Tamsin too
    @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 January 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Follow you on twitter @ericahughes

  • Reply missielizzie January 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I'm following @babycastinguk
    @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie January 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I follow you on twitter @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie January 1, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I follow you through Google Friend

  • Reply missielizzie January 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I'd love the blue dinosaurs in 0-6mths

  • Reply Ellie December 31, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I love the Smiley Flower in 0-6 months. I follow both you and Tamzin on twitter and your blog and have tweeted 🙂

  • Reply kAT December 30, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Groovy Giraffe!
    I'm following you @cheepcheepcheep and tweeted the link.
    Hope you have a Happy New Year.
    Kx

  • Reply Claire December 29, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Definately the hearts with wings they are adorable (12-18 months). I am already following @SoniaThorpe

  • Reply Jenny Kearney December 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny Kearney December 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I follow @babycastinguk on twitter @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny Kearney December 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny Kearney December 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I follow your blog via Google Friends
    Connect

  • Reply Jenny Kearney December 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Would love the Gingerbread Man Baby Shoes 18-24 months

  • Reply Second Time Mummy December 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Tweeted x

    Merry Christmas!

    @second_time_mum

  • Reply Second Time Mummy December 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Following @babycastingsuk

    @second_time_mum

  • Reply Second Time Mummy December 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I already follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter

    @second_time_mum

  • Reply Second Time Mummy December 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I follow through Google already x

    @second_time_mum

  • Reply Second Time Mummy December 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I'd choose the Pink Pretty Birds Baby Shoes in 0-6 months for Little E x

    @second_time_mum

  • Reply chrriss88 December 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I've twittered tweeted shared and followed

    Pink Pretty Birds Baby Shoes (Size 6 – 12 months)

    These are georgeous

  • Reply v82chris December 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    im following ur blog,and am now following both on twitter.Also tweeted from @v82chris
    i'd love too win the Blue Dinosaur Baby Shoes inh size 12-18 months,theyre so cute x

  • Reply rachel_webster December 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on twitter

  • Reply rachel_webster December 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I would choose the pretty pink birds in 0-6 months – they're so cute!

  • Reply Lou December 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Have retweeted comp as @Bobbity666

  • Reply Lou December 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Follow Tamzin on Twitter @babycastinguk

    I am @Bobbity666

  • Reply Lou December 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I follow you on twitter as @Bobbity666

  • Reply Lou December 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I follow your blog x

  • Reply Lou December 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I just adore these Skull and Cross Bones Baby Shoes (Size 6 – 12 months)which would be my choice if I won…

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 December 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Tweeted @wendymcd83

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 December 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Follow Tamzin on Twitter @wendymcd83

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 December 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter @wendymcd83

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 December 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Follow through GFC!

  • Reply wendy_mcd83 December 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    The Skull and Cross Bones shoes in 18-24 months are amazingly cool…I love them!

  • Reply Carol December 17, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Beautiful! I like the frame one with cutie baby feet… These are perfect Baby gifts this Christmas.

  • Reply Marzena December 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Have tweeted as @marzutek

    marzutek@gmail.com

  • Reply Marzena December 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Follow Tamzin on Twitter
    @marzutek

    marzutek@gmail.com

  • Reply Marzena December 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I follow you on Twitter
    @marzutek

    marzutek@gmail.com

  • Reply Marzena December 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I follow your blog via Google Friends
    (Marzena Szymborska)

    marzutek@gmail.com

  • Reply Marzena December 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I would like to win Lion Baby Shoes,
    size 6-12 months

    marzutek@gmail.com

  • Reply Rhoda December 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I have tweeted too
    @justforcomps

  • Reply Rhoda December 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I already follow @@babycastinguk on twitter.
    @justforcomps

  • Reply Rhoda December 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I already follow you on twitter
    @justforcomps

  • Reply Rhoda December 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I already follow your blog in GFC

  • Reply Rhoda December 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I would choose the Train Baby Baby Shoes in size 24-36mnths as I know a wee boy who LOVES trains!

  • Reply Piddley Pix December 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I Follow Tamzin at @babycastinguk

    Phew – Great prize!

  • Reply Piddley Pix December 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I have tweeted from @piddleypix

  • Reply Piddley Pix December 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter

  • Reply Piddley Pix December 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I follow your blog through Google Connect

  • Reply Piddley Pix December 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I would definitely pick the Butterfly And Daisy Baby Shoes in 12-18mths – so so cute!

  • Reply mummy24 December 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

    i have tweeted too @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 December 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

    i am following @babycastinguk
    too (@ashlallan)

  • Reply mummy24 December 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

    i am already following @SoniaThorpe

  • Reply mummy24 December 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

    i am following through google friends

  • Reply mummy24 December 16, 2010 at 8:42 am

    i like the Boat Baby Shoes in 12-18 months. The look lovely!

  • Reply superlucky December 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

    And I'm following your blog too!

  • Reply superlucky December 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

    And following Tamzin on Twitter too! @superluckydi

  • Reply superlucky December 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I'm following you on Twitter…. @superluckydi

  • Reply superlucky December 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I've tweeted! @superluckydi

  • Reply superlucky December 16, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I would choose the gorgeous dinosaur baby shoes in 12-18 months – but all the shoes are fab! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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