The response from winning #sbs was really overwhelming and I started getting enquiries for my party boxes straight away. Thank you Theo!
I was made redundant from the Civil Service back in August 2011 and started the business to provide busy parents with party boxes for children's parties that have absolutely everything you need to celebrate. The business quickly snowballed and I was soon getting requests for the same 'party box' concept but for all kinds of occasions. I now have a full product range of children's party boxes, sleepover party boxes, baby shower party boxes, milestone party boxes, hen party boxes and wedding activity bags for children.
I have just moved into the business into its own office space and I'm looking forward building the Life's A Celebration party box brand even more.
Take as much advice as you can from as many different sources as you can. Take everybody's advice on board and then use it to make informed decisions.
Don't expect self employment to be the easy option! It is hard work! But the rewards are amazing!