I managed to secure numerous local press features and have had a great boost in my twitter numbers as a result of winning the SBS
I am 27, my background is in textiles and fabric design and construction with a focus on interiors and I was a design lecturer for 3 years before taking the plunge and setting up Live Like the Boy.
Live Like the Boy is dedicated to bringing characterful and quirky homewares to those who have a passion for creating a beautiful but individual home. With an eclectic mix of vintage and unique new items for the home as well as paints and wallpapers Live Like the Boy is an experience and design/styling service as much as it is a shop.
Start off with the lowest overheads you can possible run on and then look for sensible opportunities for expansion. Continually re-assess which areas of business make you money and value the most lucrative and continuing, look to the long term not just one-off boosts of cash flow.