This year's business motto has been 'Go BIG or go home' ... and believe me with all the unexpected poorlyness and hospital stays over the last 6 months there have been times when I have seriously considered giving up and 'going home'...
But I'm stubborn, I've worked too hard and overcome too much over the last 5 years to build my business - from my living room bay window- to the studio I moved into just over a year ago (with a little help from my friends!) to just give it all up.
Literal blood sweat and tears (and not just mine) have gone into keeping To Have & To Hold Floral Design going this year!
A BIG part of what has kept me going this year is the dreams, plans and aspirations I have for growing the buisiness, so 2019's motto is 'Go BIGGER, 'cus im not going home!'
So whats the plan...?
I need some help to raise funds towards a new piece of kit - a laser cutting and engraving machine ('The Beast') - this will not only allow me to offer a much wider range of products & services for the wedding and event work that I do but it will also allow me to bring the wood cutting I need for personalised hoop wreaths etc in house - which will save an awful lot of stress relying on Royal mail to deliver on time from my current supplier and generally speed up the production process meaning I can spread more floral gorgeousness.
My aim is to become a one stop shop for all wedding and Event needs - who needs the added stress of finding and hiring multiple suppliers, when you can get everything in one place?
With this new machine the possibilities are literally endless, here are just a few things i will be able to offer...
- Design, print and cut intricate wedding stationery.
- Cut and engrave all manner of wooden pieces including place setting names, signs and plaques etc.
- Engrave Glass gifts for the wedding party, including champagne flutes, whiskey glasses and pint glasses etc.
- Develop a range of personalised gifts and homeware including florals of course! ;)
The list of possibilities are endless.
Now of course, I'm not asking for your hard earned cash for nothing - that's not my style... I've put lots of time and effort into putting together a collection of thank you rewards for your financial support - think of it as just buying something from me really... There are various levels of financial support you can offer, Every little helps.
If you are unable to financially support, then a share on social media or with anyone planning a wedding or event who might be interested in the reward offers would be hugely appreciated.
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Thank you options for pledging to support my goal are featured in the video, don't forget to click 'choose reward' to pledge through, or there's always the option of just pledging for warm fuzzy feeling that comes from donating to supporting a Momma and her dream for her small business ;)
Thank You for reading,