Thanks to Emma Burford for this inspirational guest post and for making me feel hungry!
2 years ago when on holiday reading a magazine I came across an advert for My Little Wrapper promoting their mini business opportunity. I just love chocolate and design and so the thought of creating special personalised chocolate wrappers for all sorts of occasions and being able to make a little money in the process seemed really appealing.
On returning from holiday I looked into it and discussed it with my friend Lily. We both have 3 children and our youngest were just about to start school. So we decided to jointly start up our own personalised chocolate wrapping service covering our immediate London and South East area.
It has been hard work there is no denying, but we are great perfectionists and love what we do…We both attend wedding fairs, networking events, and other local fairs promoting our businessand have diversified along the way by supplying Hen Night Sashes and Personalised Ribbons,Balloon Creations with a twist from Julie at Balloon Baboon and have also added Organic Fair-trade Chocolate to our portfolio.
We have learnt a lot and now know what works and what doesn’t and we’ve had a lot of fun and met many wonderful people who have helped us along our chocolate journey. In the age of the internet having a web presence is a must! We designed and built our own website Say it with Chocolate and added a Paypal shop which has gone from strength to strength.
Recently we sourced a lovely Chocolatier as we were constantly being asked if we could supplyorganic fair-trade chocolate. We have now launched our Organic Fair-trade Range on our website andit is proving to be really popular for our more discerning customers.
ChocoSpell consists of 33 x 10 gram Organic Fair-trade Chocolate Bars hand-made andhand-wrapped with your own personalised message and symbols added to the wrappers andcomes complete with gift box and gift tag which can be posted within the UK all for £24.95.
If you are interested in becoming a ChocoSpell supplier and running your own small Organic Fair-trade business or even adding it to your current business range do get in touch!
We are looking to franchise this product UK wide at a very reasonable start up cost. You don’t even have to have a printer we will supply the printed wrappers and chocolate kit ready for you to wrap and sell.
Unlike the cost we incurred ourselves some 2 years ago which did take the best part of a a year and lots of hard work to recoup we feel that ChocoSpell would give Mums who are just starting out a much more affordable product to market!
I will be attending the Business Mums Conference in Brighton on the 5th October and will take a few samples along so do come and say hello if you are going, hope to see you there.
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