This week’s interview is with small business owner Emma Goff. I met Emma via Michelle Rose (click here to find out about Michelle). I was particularly taken with Emma’s striking business card:
What is the name of your business? The Cleaning Fairy
When did it start? September 2012
Why did you decide to start a business?
Because I didn’t want to go back to work full-time after my second child.
What jobs had you done before? I was an Insurance Loss Adjuster.
Tell me a bit about ‘The Cleaning Fairy’.
It’s a domestic and commercial cleaning company – anything from a one bedroom flat to an office building. We also offer chambermaid services for Bed and Breakfast businesses.
What things have been difficult for you in setting up/running your business?
Not knowing anything! Only now am I learning how to do things correctly. It was so difficult to learn how to do accounts.
What would you say to someone in the early stages of setting up a business?
Don’t say ‘no’ even if you are too busy – you will manage. Always remember the reason you started!
What is the best thing about working for yourself?
Being there for my family. I’ve never missed a school play or a sports day, I was here for the six-week holiday.
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