How I Accidentally Started My Own Business

March 15, 2018

May 2017  I started Billie Bryant Designs. I didn't have a business plan and had no idea what I was doing. It's be all trail and painful error. But nearly a year on I wanted to reflect on how it all came about. After getting a little lost in life I was looking for something to make me "me" again. These 4 things were my direct route to me accidentally doing what I love, designing wedding stationery. Enjoy...

 

1) Boredom

I get bored so easily. Usually I procrastinate and watch hours of the Kardashians eating carbs but one day I decided to design the Eucalyptus range. I honestly don't know what made me do it then, but I started. I showed a few people thinking they wouldn't care but I generally got the same reaction, that I should be doing this full time. That was the catalyst moment!

 

2) Frustration

I work full time in London for big make-up companies. At the beginning of last year I wanted to quit my job. I felt like I wasn't getting the buzz I used to get from the big city. All of a sudden I got a new boss (Hurray) who wanted to let me express my creative side. It was wonderful! I felt needed and my love for designing came flooding back. Then 6 months later he left. I was gutted to say the very least. Realising I couldn't change the things I liked least about my company I slowly started working on my own "side projects", my wedding stationery ranges. I called them this because I wasn't starting up a business. That was a terrifying thought. I was merely expressing my creativeness before I exploded!

 

3) Requests

I was getting more and requests to help people out with their wedding stationery and frankly it was getting embarrassing how often I was having to say no. So I started researching, mainly just on my commute to work. I would find other wedding stationery designers and would try to breakdown why they were succeeding and others not. (basically number 3 is about me stalking people, cool) But seriously, find inspiration! 

 

4) Love, Obviously 

I'M OBSESSED WITH WEDDINGS. It was a natural route to go down for me. This is my side business and it doesn't feel like work at all! I just love it and more importantly the satisfaction of this is worth more than the money.

 

So to conclude, why has setting up Billie Bryant Designs worked for me?

I have no idea. Not the foggiest. But I think it's because it doesn't feel like a chore. I've chosen to do something I adore and I think people can sense that. I've also been patience. It's not all been successes and I've had some really low points but I just keep going because I refuse to fail! I've found my calling in life and I have no intention of ever letting that slip.

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

CONTACT
SEND ME A MESSAGE

TESTIMONIALS

"SHE WAS SO SO SUPER EFFICIENT AND HELPFUL AND THE DESIGNS WERE EXACTLY HOW WE PICTURED AND MUCH MORE"

TESTIMONIALS

"I’VE HAD SO MANY OF OUR GUESTS ALREADY COMMENTING ON HOW CUTE AND HOW MUCH THEY LOVE THE INVITES"

TESTIMONIALS

"WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER, THANKS BILLIE FOR YOUR CREATIVITY AND AWESOMENESS"

Find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now