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What did you study?
FDA Graphic Communication (2012)
Describe your business
STORY was set up to create storytelling products for children. Our first product is called a Walk-in-Book, which provides children with a set of creative tools to stimulate creative thinking, learn about story making and engage collaboratively with parents and peers in a non-competitive and fun activity.
What are the biggest business challenges you have overcome as an entrepreneur?
Probably my biggest business challenge was finding a supplier who could make my product for a price which would allow me to make a small profit from the sales. It is a complicated product, with may elements to it, and producing it on a small scale was a huge hurdle for me.
What is the best thing about running your own business?
One of the best things is to see your dream become a reality. To see an idea that you've had swirling around your head come to life.
How has beepurple supported you?
They have given me the confidence to pursue my idea, practical support in the form of training and workshops, and have always been at the end of a phone, or email to help me when I've needed any help or advice. I wouldn't have got this far without them!
What is your advice to any student thinking of starting a business?
My advice would be to make sure you really love your business idea, that you've tested your business idea on people other than your friends & family, and to make sure you have a good network of support around you. There is a lot of help out there, and it's always easier to achieve things when you have support & community behind you.