We are 2 mums working in a beautiful boutique in edinburgh, part-time (since having children) . Last year, the owner of the business told us she was wanting to sell the shop. Nicole and I, brains ticking over-time, have worked for the company for 12 and 10 years and our dream would be to run our own shop. We have so much experience between us working for this company but also other retail businesses, that this opportunity seems far too good to miss out on. Through this company we have gained experience in running a shop, the buying of stock, sourcing new brands, customer care and cash handling to name but a few. The only hurdle we see in making our dream a reality is finding the finance we need to make it happen. This shop is the only one of it’s kind in this area and the community really rely on us for gifts , babywear and womans clothing for something different. Our market is new families, students and Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children is closeby where parents often bring their children to the shop for relief from hospital and to chose a treat. Seeing a smile on their child’s face is priceless. It would break, not only our hearts, but the community’s, if this shop were to close down or become another run-of-the-mill business. We see so much potential and would only ever intend to get better and better.
Should you wish to make a small donation to bring us a step closer to our dream we would be eternally grateful and make any participant a VIP customer offering rewards along the way.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope through sheer determination and hard work our dream will one day be a reality.
Gayle & Nicole