Hand-Crafted Baby Mementos Creative Business
Art and Crafts
Posted: 13th Mar 2019 Closing: 13th Jun 2019
The Keepsake Co
'The Keepsake Co' was established in 2002 and has spent the last 10 years training and supporting amazing people to start and grow their own keepsake businesses. They work with ladies all around the world and are proud to have one of the most supportive groups of creative business owners out there. Members range from 10 years of experience through to just starting out.
If you are considering starting a creative business which is either solely around keepsakes or includes an element of keepsakes then you can't go far wrong by investing in their comprehensive training and support packages.
The Keepsake Co. do not offer a franchise, instead they share their 16 years of experience and knowledge, along with giving you access to their experienced team to help you get set up as quickly and professionally as possible. From creating a brand which customers will trust through to process to save you precious time as you get busier with orders.
With a flexible joining structure and a range of low-cost start-up options, this opportunity will particularly appeal to women who want to run their own creative, flexible and rewarding business. Packages range from £1,997 through to £5,997 with the option of selecting individual modules also being available.
Full training and support will be given, both online and in-person depending on your needs and package, allowing you the freedom to build your business at your own pace and around the demands of your family.
To find out more or to request an information pack please contact Victoria on the contact details below.
From £1,997 through to £5,997 depending on your business goals and requirements.
You can set your own hours giving you the freedom to build your business at your own pace and around the demands of your family.
The earning potential for this business is high and can be built around the time you have available. A profit calculator will be provided if requested.
Best suited to:
The Keepsake Co Business are looking for friendly, confident and determined ladies who are looking to build a successful business of their own. You must be well organised, computer literate, good with young babies, children and parents and highly motivated.
Location: Crayford, Kent
Family: Husband & 2 Children
How often do you work?
Generally I work 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. I try to stick to these hours to spend time with my children after school and take them to various clubs and enjoy play dates. during busy periods I may work at the weekend and evenings but I love the flexibility and freedom to choose my hours. Working from home also means I can be flexible with appointment times for customers.
How does the job fit around your family life?
I have a busy family life with a fab hubby and 2 gorgeous children aged 12 and 9, I love the work life balance my business brings to our lives. I have been running my keepsake business for over ten years now and I love it as much now as I did when I first started up. When my children were little I juggled appointments whilst they were home and worked round nap times.
Where do you carry out your work?
It’s not the most glamorous but all my work is carried out in my dining room. Largely it works very well and means I have no costs for hiring a space ensuring I can keep my prices competitive. Working from home can be fantastic, I set up a lovely display for customers and they feel comfortable in the home from home environment. Discipline is key though.
Do you need a car?
For me my car is essential. Mostly customers come to me for their appointment but I do offer home visits too. I feel it’s important to offer this service for those who do not drive or have just had a baby where it can feel a bit much going out with a newborn. I also showcase my keepsakes at baby groups which I love doing and I occasionally attend fairs too, all of which having a car is essential for.
Do you get support/training?
The Keepsake Association offers brilliant support and on going training. Daily support is available from the other members, it’s such a helpful, professional group with varying levels of knowledge across all areas. I’m currently attending website training which is invaluable, I certainly couldn’t do it on my own!
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
For me the big thing is the support group, any question, big or small is answered by a fab community of people. Some with years of knowledge in certain areas others who have just started and I enjoy giving back the knowledge I have gained over the years too. It’s a nice feeling being part of a community of keepsake artists. The training offered is brilliant, easy to follow videos and information and Victoria is always on hand to offer in person training or a video call to help trouble shoot.
Do you advertise?
Yes of course, advertising is very important to build awareness of a business, advertising targeted to parents and carers is key. A very large portion of my business is through word of mouth and repeat business for lovely, loyal customers. I enjoy welcoming back customers either with the same child or with a new addition, it’s great seeing people adding to their keepsakes.
Are there any downsides to the role?
It can be a little lonely at times but a quick chat within the group or a video call soon sorts that out! Extremely busy times like Mother’s Day and Christmas can be difficult to manage at times but I try to plan around these busy periods and be extra organised to help with the workload.