Unless you are new to my blogs you may recollect that Brian and I have previously run a couple of small businesses, albeit with no success. That does not mean I have lost the will to run a business, in fact it means the very opposite, I need to prove to myself that I can run a business, a successful business.
There are innumerable small businesses operating worldwide, and many times I have asked myself how, may of those I have had experience with appear to be successful in spite of themselves. Indeed a number of the small businesses I have worked for have made many questionable decisions in my humble opinion, and yet they are in business and I am not.
I now have the bug again, and so does Brian, enter Unique House of Gifts, the online gift store we are currently working on. What will make this gift store different to the others, not much I suspect but we are going to give it a try anyway.
We hope that the eclectic array of gifts on offer will be enough to give us that edge. I am keen to offer a personalised range of gifts, Brian would like to offer an alternative, non politically correct range. The choices are endless, we could have an adults only section, a section for collectibles where we can sell old vinyl records, my vast collection of theatre programs, sheet music, pianola scrolls, and whatever else I happen to see in the odd garage sale or second hand store. You know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It could be fun.
It has now been a couple of weeks since we started out on this venture, and I have to admit it is not as simple as I thought. Use Shopify we were told, it is dead simple we were told, well guess what it’s not. At the moment it is doing our heads in. This afternoon we will give it another go and then decide whether to call in an expert.
Will Unique House of Gifts be a success, who knows, will it provide me and then possibly Brian the opportunity to retire and run the business full time, who knows. What I do know is if we don’t try we will never know, so watch this space, as soon as we are ready to launch the business you will be the first to know.
In the meantime follow this link https://fettleandbloom.com.au/ and support our good friends Jo and Kate as they launch their new business. Best of luck girls.