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if you can help it. Stick to a budget
Laura has a young son, so we reached them, reward yourself.
and a list and keep some money
asked her how she juggles I’ve reached one of mine- so I’m
aside for unexpected things. Try
managing her business and her having my first night out in three
and source cheap suppliers for
home life, “military planning and years in November.”
everything- especially for things
little sleep play a big part. I’ve
like packaging and stationery.”
always been a planner- however Laura has big plans for the next
Another important aspect of
these days I have so much I want few years, “hopefully we will have
owning your own business is
to do, the lists are endless. I think an even bigger happy customer
getting the word out, “We visit lots
it does help though if you have base. We will be exhibiting more
of exciting exhibitions and shows,
a set time for certain things- a at the shows that inspire us. I want
talking to people and they end up
household routine- and try and the company to be even more
talking about us their friends etc.
stick to it.” successful and for us to open an
Word of mouth is priceless.”
She also advocates setting goals actual ‘bricks and mortar’ shop in
for yourself, “it’s good to set one of my favourite locations.”
yourself goals, and once you’ve
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