Like 47 billion-odd women before me, what I've been wondering is this:
What can I do to avoid going back to work while I have small children that is (a) stimulating, (b) creative, (c) able to be done primarily from home and (d) pays sorta like my existing office 9-5 job??
Since having Fern, (again, like 47 billion-odd women before me) my priorities have changed somewhat, a bit. I don't dislike my existing job per se, its just I can't imagine returning to it while leaving my daughter in a foreign surrounding without the ones she loves for 9 hours a day just so I can buy... stuff.
I have two very talented friends, one of whom is an event manager by trade, and the other who is a very skilled graphic designer and overall creative person. The one thing we all have in common (aside from a desire to escape our day jobs!) is a desire to create a business different to any other here on the Coast. It wouldnt be difficult, really, there is a nasty sort of same same about this place and a general hesitance to break outside the mould.
Our idea is this: what if we were to create an event management company that specialises in the finer details -- from colours, to textures, to touch and taste. What if we could translate this idea into unique themed birthday parties for children, for busy working mums who want to put on an amazing event for their child but don't know where to start or lack the time to do it themselves? Parties a bit different from the run-of-mill Dora the Explorer or Thomas the Tank Engine? Parties with pizzaz! Or even baby showers, or naming days?
I'm talking personalised and unique party favours, custom invitations, creative decorations, even catering advice! Here's a sampler of some of the stuff I've done for my own 'events' so you get an idea of where I'm going:
I'm yet to fully 'nut' this idea out in my own head, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense! Do you think there would be a market for this type of venture?? Would YOU pay for such a service? Do you know anyone else that would?
I would love and appreciate your feedback...
Have a great weekend xo