1) What is your small business?
We are a humble business based in Melbourne specializing in personalized Gifts. Ideally we want to be a one stop shop that bundles gift tailored to the interests of the recipients and made it easy and convenient for the Sender.
2) How is your passion for personalised gifts about?
I have always love anything personalized. It brings about a sense of uniqueness and individuality to gifts bearing your initials or name.
3) how do you juggle being a mum and working a business?
Not all days are rainbows and butterflies. Some days are harder than the others . but the most important thing is to plan your week right. i make sure to balance my days with my full time work, my responsibilities as a mum and also my workload of my orders. I do find solace when i’m creating and completing orders, that is my personal escape.
4) Most important business tip you could share?
Save customer’s emails and messages so when words starts to bite you have fool proof of what has been exchanged,, also always maintain good communication with your customers regardless if its just updates or delivery details. Customers like to be in the loop.
5) what’s your favourite item you sell and why?
I love my gold zipped pouches! Its very versatile, i love the gold Accent zip,(adds a classy touch) to it and its so spacious! It can be a pencil case, cosmetic pouch, your essential oils bag, just about anything really!
6) who inspires you, and why?
My son. One day i want to be able to be home with him doing what i love (creating gifts) and not chained to a 9-5 full time job. To be able to give him the nurturing and development (I have a penchant for Montessori curriculum) that i wish i have the time to do with Ayden. You see i have always wanted to be an early childhood educator but never got the chance too.
7) where do you see yourself and your business in 5 yrs time?
I wish i could do this full time in 5 years, doing what i love.
8) How can we help build this dream, where do we shop or find your amazing products?
To be honest i prefer messages and emails. Due to the nature of my products to be heavily personalized and tailored to the individual, i always enjoying knowing my customers through their stories and what they hope to achieve with their gifts. Although i also have a website; www.anathyst.net
and an Instagram page @anathyst.gifts
I would like to Thank Ana for being apart of our latest small business blog. I am such a sucker for anything personalised and love my tote bag and coffee cup. Its coming into the Christmas silly season, if you want to believe it or not, but I think a gift like this to a loved one would be an amazing gift that they will keep forever!
Until next time, happy shopping xx