As you may know we pride ourselves on being as passionate about your success as you and we aim to prove that to as many women in business as possible. Our Insiders are a small group of 90 business women that work together 24/7 when and how they want to grow their businesses and learn new skills to top up what they get from our face to face networking events and business growth events. Here we hear from Amanda Rutland from Gorgeous Gourds, a more unique business you may struggle to find!
What made you set up your business?
I loved my hobby & friends & family liked what I did & as my house was being overrun with gourds…..
How many years have you been in business?
Officially 1 year but I’ve been gradually growing & making for about 4 years now.
What do you love most about running your own business?
Doing something I love with a passion & selling to people who love what I do.
What do you hate most about running your own business?
Paperwork and trying to get my name out there to the people who would buy my art.
What benefits do you get from networking?
Still very new to this so not sure.
What would you say your greatest skill is? (Be honest you have lots!)
Difficult one this…. maybe my imagination & the fact there is so many aspects to creating a lamp, I can do most of them!
What was the reason that you decided to be a member at The BWN?
To meet other ladies who share the same struggles & share what we do.
What do you see the future holding for your business?
My ultimate goal would be for my partner & I to give up our jobs & do the gourds full time.
Who would it be good to for you to know?
Interior designers, anyone who would appreciate & afford my work!
We love Amanda’s honest answers. And will do all we can to help you make them a reality Amanda.
To learn more about Amanda’s products, buy for yourself or your loved ones, share with interior designers you know, connect with Amanda on social media before our next networking event visit her website Gorgeous Gourds here.
Did you know we helped members buy their first house, buy their first premises, take on their first staff and even quit their day job!
What could we help you to achieve?
Bring us your big ambitions and we will do all we can to ensure you get to meet the right experts to help you achieve your business dreams.
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