Here’s my story.... l am a mum with teenage kids from Melbourne. I have had my own start-up business before and worked in the corporate world pre family.
Covid-19 and two lockdowns certainly gave me lots of thinking time. Plenty of it positive. So l dived in headfirst nurturing a business idea l had on the back burner.
Wind back many years and picture me trying to deal with a rogue garden hose. Everyone knows what it's like. Kinks, can’t hang it because it’s so bent, heavy, kinks again, water won’t come out properly, colour faded, and the plastic connectors are cracked.
Sick of the fight, l went in search of a solution. Find a garden hose that not only doesn’t kink, fade or is heavy, but looks good too. Took a punt and bought some. Kept a couple at home, a couple at our beach house and gave some away. Feedback was great, several friends said l should start selling them. I demurred; life was busy enough.
Fast forward and here l am, a women from the days of the word processor with average social media skills having a go at running an online business.
I love my product and my business has taken off far more than l could have imagined. Mistakes were made but we continue to learn as we go and my tech savvy teens and wonderful team help me along the way.
So far, it’s been a fun life pivot!