Over the past few months I have had an idea floating around in my head to write a series of blog posts about my business, why I do what I do and how I have gotten to this stage.
There are a few reasons behind this, one is to contribute something as a tool for those at the stage I was at 2 or 3 years ago, and another is because I feel like it will help me, to remind myself about the important things, and create somewhat of a guide to come back to.
I am going to write a series over the coming months – at the moment it looks like 18 parts, but it could be more – and discuss in detail all the steps I have taken to create my business ‘Hopeless Lingerie’. I also want to discuss how I plan on continuing, and how I want my business to become successful and achieve my dreams. I am a long way from where I want to be, but I hope in sharing my journey and plans I will be helping others at the same time as helping myself and my business. I struggle to stick to a schedule but I will aim to write a part a week.
While I have been trained in garment construction and pattern-making, I do not have any formal business qualifications. Everything I write here will be what I have learned since running my own business. And while I make lingerie and accessories, a lot of what I say will be applicable to most small businesses. That said I would really love all of my readers to participate in the (hopefully) weekly topic, so we can all learn from each other. As I have already said this exercise is for own benefit as well.
So as this is the introduction to my series ‘Starting from Scratch: How to start your own clothing business’, I would love to know what you would be interested in reading about. I have a plan of topics to go through but am very open to suggestions and will try to include as much as I can.