I tried for three years to win #SBS - I wanted to become part of this amazing network of small businesses and attend the #SBS Live Event - this is what drove me to keep entering - I would advise any small business to keep trying..it will happen.
When Theo recognised me and I was one of the winners I was so excited and I cannot wait to actually meet everyone at the 2020 #SBS Event.
There are so many fantastic businesses in this family so being selected as one of them is a massive compliment to Whoo Hoo Gift Bags.
My name's Fiona and I am Owner and Creator of Whoo Hoo Gift Bags.
I am a working Mummy and I live on the Welsh/English border in a village called Llansantffraid with my two boys Kyle and Ryan, and our dog Summer.
I started making fabric gift bags about four years ago, just selling locally to friends and family, and attending local craft fairs.
Things have changed lots since then as I now have a website where you can buy my gift bags or design your own. I now have my own embroidery machine so all gift bags can be personalised with whatever greeting or message my customers require.
My aim with my business is to offer a bespoke gift bag service where customers can tell me exactly what they want and I deliver the goods, taking the hassle away from them - we all lead very busy lives, I know being a working Mummy time is of the essence when buying gifts or preparing for celebrations. So I can make gift bags in any colour, size, quantity and for any occasion, celebration or event - I can also embroidery company logos and branding onto my bags or other garments such as coats, t-shirts, tablecloths etc, so corporate enquiries are always welcome.
If you are not sure what you are after and you need gift ideas and inspiration - there are plenty of set gift bags on my website for kids birthdays, adults birthdays, weddings, wedding favours, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentine's Day.
If you have any requirements please do get in touch, I can make up gift bag samples for large events such as weddings, exhibitions, birthday parties and corporate functions.
Never give up!
Keep moving forward and being positive.
Failure, set backs and hurdles are only obstacles.
Get out there and tell people about your business - these are your customers.