Being a business owner for 2.5 years has been a great experience and I love it.
I started this project so I could continue to be at home to raise my kids while developing
a great brand that not only makes our customers happy but provides an alternative
to the High Streets’ obsession with pink for girls and blue for boys and that also
supporting up and coming artists and designers.
At the beginning things seemed easy and flowed well, but this year I have to say
has been really tricky. Times are tight, the competition is tough, and trying to get
heard above the big names has meant the outgoings have outweighed the incomings
and at many times I have wondered, why have I done this? does anyone really appreciate
the hard work and effort I’ve put in? Is my dream slowly becoming a nightmare? It's all
the more difficult when you put your heart and soul into something for little return, and
the stark reality is that the next few months really will be make or break for me and burp!
But, every now and then, friends or family give me great support and draw my attention
to great things going on. My brother-in-law (Thanks Guy!) made me aware of this competition
from Intuit who are supporting small businesses. I just have to let them know what my
business wish would be if I were to win the £5k prize, this is then put to a public vote with
the winner getting the money to fulfill their wish.
I don't want to sound all Tiny Tim, but, I really could do with a helping hand this Christmas.
To give you a sneak preview of my wish, if I were to win the money I would like to invest it into
some really good SEO (search engine optimisation) that will help me share my message that
there are lots of other cool things out there for kids that aren't gender stereotypical, and that
supporting individualism is what we're all about. The ultimate wish is that this would put me in
the position where a percentage of our sales could go to childrens’ charities.
It would be totally amazing if you could vote for me, it's just one click and I would really
appreciate your help - burp! needs your help.
Please vote here and you’d not only make my Christmas but my 2014 too: Click here to vote
Kate and the burp! team