Caroline Bruce Designer Dresses has now been trading since August 2014 and am pleased to say I have been busy with various projects since day one and already completed a celebrities bridesmaids dresses...details to follow!
Other than actual work and creative projects, I have spent quite a bit of my time promoting my business and was lucky enough to have been asked to talk about starting my business at a House of Commons reception in October, just one of several speaking events I have attended in the last few months! The event was for MPs and housing associations from around the country. Myself and two others were the special guests speaking to Esther McVey, Employment Minister on the motivation behind our entrepreneurship and the progress we had made since we attended a pop up business school through our landlords, mine being West Kent Housing.
We were also pleased to have the opportunity to talk with Stephen Timms MP about being self employed and how we see the future for our businesses.
In November I attended an event for Global Enterprise Week in Sevenoaks to promote my business, network with other local small businesses and get advise from business professionals in the local area. Below I am talking with Councillor Mrs. Jill Davison about my business and plans for the future.
Now we are at the beginning of December and rapidly heading towards Christmas... where has the time gone? I am looking forward to a very creative 2015!