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Mum No.9, Heather Driscoll

Mum No.9, Heather Driscoll

Heather Driscoll attended the Successful Mums Business Start-up workshop in 2015. Heather, founder of Calluna Essentials, produces bath & body products using the finest botanicals and essential oils. She always wanted to be her own boss & the Successful Mums training helped her to achieve that.

What have you achieved in 2016?

2016 has been fantastic for Calluna Essentials - my main goal was to secure new stockists for my products and I am very proud that my products are now stocked in a gift shop in Ballater, Scotland, in a lovely specialist bath and body shop in Deal, Kent, in a gorgeous vintage tearoom in Catford and in an interiors shop in Sundridge Park.

How have you achieved this?
I spent a lot of time researching suitable potential shops which I thought would be a good fit for my products and approached those with a brief email/message introducing myself and outlining my business and products. I also sent photographs of some of my products with the email/message and offered to meet with the shop owners to introduce myself properly. Jane helped me feel motivated to succeed – thank you!

What does 2017 hold?
2017 should hopefully see more stockists of my products. I am also hoping to generate enough cash to build a website. I currently market and sell my products via word of mouth or on Calluna's Facebook page. Whilst this does work, I feel it’s not ideal. I’ve purchased a domain name, however, I just need to get to the position where I can start working on the content and format of an online shop.

Festive Traditions...
We have just this year started doing Elf On The Shelf which is proving magical for my two children - their faces in the morning when they come downstairs to see what Snowflake has done are priceless! We also put up our tree in the first weekend of December whilst playing Christmas songs and dancing around the house! Christmas Day is a true family affair with 10 round the table – it’s a great day!

You can read Heather’s Success Story here.

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