Friday, 19 September 2014

British Plus Size Awards!

Black Heart Creatives have been nominated for the British Plus Size award for best plus size accessories! I am so overwhelmed, you know, it's a honour to even be nominated etc but it really really is, I can't stop beaming!

An old work friend of mine and me were talking on Facebook a few weeks ago and she said to me, 'well I have to go to bed now, some of us have work in the morning' and I will admit I was quite upset.  I asked her what she thought I did all day, and she replied 'look at youtube videos of cats?' this is most certainly not the case.  When you run your own business, alone, you have to do the following; all admin, finances, book keeping, order processing, postage and packing, photography, PR, social media campaigns, customer service, bespoke designs, cutting jewellery, putting together the jewellery, keeping on top of stock levels, talking to suppliers, replying to emails, going to meetings, website design, website maintenance, copywriting,  and I am sure there are more things I can't think of right now.

Being self employed you have good days and bad days, weeks and even months.  This week has been particularly hard for me, as me and my partner moved house, moved all the Black Heart Creatives workshop around, I hadn't progressed as much as I would have liked in my goals set by the Princes Trust, worked on some really hard almost impossible designs on top of the fact that September has just been really really quiet for the business, so this nomination has given me so much pep and motivation. To be acknowledged in this way really affirms that we are doing well and going in the right direction.

So thank you to all who nominated us, we ask very kindly that you vote for Black Heart Creatives here!

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