A Busy Start to 2016

Lots of courses and a fantastic opportunity
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At the end of 2015 I set myself several goals for the new year. The courses that I had started running had been very successful and I was hoping to build on them - offering more dates at Wistow, Twyford and Eskimo Blue. So far 30 people have attending silversmithing courses with me - a mixture of day and night classes. I have really enjoyed teaching and seeing the pieces that people have made. Starting the courses has really given my business a boost and given me an opportunity to meet some lovely people.

One of my major aims for 2016 was to apply for a place at the Country Living Pop Up Market. Part of the magazine's Spring Fair at the Business Design Centre in London, the Pop Up Market gives 30 readers the opportunity to sell their wares to the thousands of visitors who attend the Fair, network with other small-business owners and gain valuable experience, all absolutely free. Applying for a table is a competitive process and kept me occupied for most of February. Fortunately, despite missing the last post with my application pack, I secured a place at the market on 16th March. This will be the first time I have exhibited outside Leicester and a great opportunity to try and grow my business. I'll let you know how I get on...

Read more about the Spring Fair here: here