Online Craft store expansion

To raise the funds needed to greatly expand my current product range and grow my business!

 

 

Project aim

To raise the funds needed to greatly expand my current product range and grow my business!

About the project

I have been an avid crafter in various forms, for around 20 years! 4 years ago I made the bravest decision of my life..... to leave a managerial position in retail and set-up my own Craft business making and selling Wedding Stationery, Greeting cards and Novelty gifts. As much as I LOVED doing this, the profitability was completely outweighed by the time taken to complete each project.

After a re-think, the retailer in me won over and I decided that rather than trying to compete with under-priced competitors, I would simply just change the nature of my business! So instead of creating these items for customers, I now sell the products they need to make their own!

This has proven to be a wise move as for the first year ever, I will turn a profit (Hurrah!). This in itself has left me hungry for more! My current range is minimal and is aimed mainly at DIY Brides and wedding stationers. I desperately want to appeal to Crafters of all varieties..... Knitting, sewing, crocheting, Jewellery making, floristry, cake decorating, scrapbooking, rubber stamping as well as papercrafting. I am currently setting up a brand new website that will allow me to do this but here lies my problem. Recently, my Husband was involved in a serious motorbike crash that left him with a nasty Shoulder injury that required 3 seperate surgeries and almost 4 months off work. With a teenage daughter and two small boys to look after, we have been put under an immense amount of financial pressure and I am finding it a struggle to re-order items that are out of stock.

I wish for nothing more than to be able to expand and grow the business that I love (which also allows me to raise my little boys myself , rather than find costly childcare) and to be able to support my family financially. I will not give up on my dream.... but any kind donations not matter how small will make it so much easier to achieve and will be very gratefully received.

Thank you for taking the time to stop and read this and best wishes.