Gift shop supporting other small business

To set up a gift shop in Sussex providing affordable selling space to other small local businesses selling handmade fair trade gifts

New stretch target

Our stretch target will be used for shopping fittings, shop sign and marketing. 

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Hello my names Jeanette and my company is called Jewellery 4 Enterprise, Jewellery 4 Enterprise is a non profit social enterprise. I use the profit from selling jewellery and gifts and turn that into grants for women in business. Recently we presented a local business woman with £500 to get her handmade skincare range tested and certified so that she could sell her range in local shops enabling her to grow her business.

My project is to open a gift shop in my local town of Worthing in West Sussex where I can help small businesses by providing affordable selling space in a busy location.

I will be selling in the shop under Jewellery 4 Enterprise and our profits will continue to support women in business. 10% of the turnover from our other approved sellers will go back into supporting local community projects.

In the evening space would be provided to small groups to hold workshops this could be anything from crafts to business planning and CV writing workshops.

Our range of jewellery and gifts will mainly be handmade both by UK designers and from Fair Trade suppliers, by supporting my project you will be directly supporting small family businesses where every penny makes a different.

We need to raise £5,000 for start up costs, we need to pay three months deposit and pay three months shop rent upfront to secure the premises we want. 

All approved sellers agree to working in the shop on a rota system which means we will be able to open seven days a week. This will enable mums who need to be home for small children after school the opportunity to do so while still having a full time business.

I want to create a gift shop with a soul " WHERE WE DON'T JUST MAKE MONEY WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE" a friendly place to both shop and work where like minded women work together and build our businesses together.

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