I can’t believe how far I have come, both in terms of distance travelled to China and growth of my business. You have to remember, that 10 years ago I started out making things on my sewing machine at the kitchen table, and didn’t know much about business. Never dreamed I would be doing things like I am now, I Love it. I’m a small town girl, (we don’t even have any traffic lights here in Cambridge) so had to put on my “big girl knickers” to take another solo trip to China. The contrast is huge.
It’s really important to me, that I personally go to the factory (a random visit) to check on my goods before they are shipped, and to maintain good relationships and trust with the people I deal with. Here are a few photos from my trip last week.
“You’re not in Cambridge anymore Franny.”
It was a very successful trip. The only problem now is that I have so many ideas, my challenge is just to implement things slowly and grow as funds allow rather than taking on debt to launch them all at once. (so watch this space!)
PS the people and culture are amazing, I was so interested in everything
PPS my sense of achievement is huge. I cannot believe I have been there and back myself!! And I can’t believe that my business has grown to this level.