I should probably preface this by letting you know that the owner, Renae, is actually a friend of mine who I've known for many years. We both used to work at a bar, back in the day. We bonded over red wine, music and the compulsive need to chat... and have been friends ever since. When Renae told me a few years ago that she was going to set up a photo booth business, it was one of those moments when you look at someone and go 'YES, that's exactly what you should do!'.
Having a business partner who lives on the opposite side of the world has the potential to be quite tricky - dealing with time differences, not being able to chat face-to-face or work side-by-side can present a few challenges! But the truth is, the online world we now live in opens up doors for non-traditional businesses to exist far more easily than in the past. We can work with whoever we want, and wherever and whenever we want.
Today's interview is with Miriam and Julia Grundy – two sisters who decided to create a business because of their shared love for fashion. Only trouble is, they live at opposite sides of the world, and they both already have demanding careers to deal with. It's interesting and inspiring that the reality of this fact hasn't stopped them from going for it...
Today's post is about a business owner who saw a problem and decided to do something about it. It started with Linda Smyth's fruitless hunt for the perfect tee. Tired of hearing her talk about it, her husband told her to go and design her own. So she did. Just like that. And, after other people could see how great her designs were, Linda turned her back on her career in advertising and communication and started her own fashion label. She now designs and produces a range of tees, tops and dresses that really are the perfect selection of wardrobe essentials.