We are absolutely over the moon with our win! This came at a really exciting time for us; it’s a time of rapid change and progress, which we hope will continue! We have been working tirelessly to create our first few months’ subscription boxes, while building up our profile and subscribers. Being selected as an SBS Winner has given us great confidence in our product, and we’re excited to see where it takes us from here!
After both taking a career break, we were keen to combine our different strengths to create and develop our own business. Peter’s background in accountancy, coupled with Samantha’s career as a primary school teacher, led us to the decision that an education-based business was the ideal path to go down.
We were aware of the growing subscription box market, so we spent time researching those on offer for children. We soon realised that there was no history-based subscription box on the UK market, something Samantha has a personal interest in, and started to establish the concept of Mysteries in Time. It seemed obvious to us that this was a gap that fitted with our skill set.
We have since received sparkling reviews from bloggers in the UK, USA and Canada, and now have the SBS award to add to our list of accolades!
We feel there are endless possibilities for historical topics to cover and can’t wait to see where the business takes us in the future!
Gain some early validation that there is a market for your product and then go for it. It is a long, hard process and the biggest obstacle in trying to get a new venture off the ground is your own self-doubt. Don’t be put off by a few people being negative or lacking enthusiasm for your idea; some people just won’t get it! Focus on your target market. And be confident!