Running a Sweet Business – The Candy Cart Company

Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?
My Name is Jennifer I’am 26 Years old I’am Married and I Have 4 Amazing Children , I Became a mum at the age of 18 When i was studding at Collage to become a Gold Smith Jeweller , My Children are Taylor age 8 , Lily age 4 , Rose age 3 and Liam age 2 .

What’s your business called?
The Candy Cart Company

Can you describe it in one sentence?
My Business is Fun Food Catering and Sweet treats for Events .

When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
As i had my children so young i had to leave collage and stay at home , I also had to leave my part time job too , as funding for childcare costs was to expensive , so one day i was sitting having a Coffee and said to my husband I’am going to start my own business doing Sweet Cones so i done a bit of Research and started off small and now I do all types of Event’s i.e wedding’s to Corporate events and travle all over the uk with Fun Food Hire and Sweet treats.

How did you fund your start up?
I had no Money and had to Borrow Money From a Family Member but it was only a small amount of £40 and thats were it all began I saved all the money that i brung back in and put it back in the business.

How do you manage working around your children?
It’s Hard to beging with but you get in a routine and my Husband is a great support and help .

Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
My typical day normally starts around 6.30am getting the kids ready doing the car runs , getting them fed and washed , then coming back to my office and going through emails and enquires , Getting orders made and sent out, metting with client’s and organizing Event’s I have on at The Weekend . Each day is diffrent and never the same but again you find you get in a routine and you learn to have time for you, your family and business.

What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
I have not Faced any challanges yet with the business but i’am sure there are still to come and when the do i will be able to overcome and deal with them .

What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?
The Best Thing about being a Mumprenur is working for myself being my own boss and having time with my Children and watching them grow up I Love what I Do and would not change it for the world.

What are your plans for the future?
Plan’s for the future are keept secret at the moment but there’s BIG thing’s Coming .

What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?
My Advice to Anyone who is a mum and want’s to start there business is Just go for it what have you to lose also Be open to learn all that you can. Build relationships. Practice in shared realities and Be willing to accept challanges

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