Some thoughts on the Cottage Industry
I was at a friends preview of her new exhibition over the weekend, Karen Willis, http://www.karenwillis.co.uk/ , she was born in the Shetland Islands now she works from the market town of Morpeth, Northumberland. Karen has shown an affinity for painting, winning awards for art at school and work published a national photography magazine. As a teenager she painted prolifically, selling to local Shetlanders and many tourists. The exhibition was at her home, she had her work, in every room aroudn the house, she had help from friends and family to support the event, she helps up and coming artistes, by letting them show there work as well.
One off the things that did catch my mind was the passion and energy that she displayed , ash she spoke to customers and friends, about her work. This is something that will help you win in your own company, and it is a good sign or "tell" to investors as well, if they see genuine passion and energy from you as you talk about your business, they will have one less risk to worry about, if they know this is your life, not just a job, they will be more inclined to invest in You as well as your business plan, it gave me a lot to think about, and left me a tad unsettled.