Business Name: Tender Loving Crafts
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tenderlovingcrafts.sa/
My sister and I work together. We make glass decals that can be applied to any glass surface, such as: windows, sliding doors, mirrors, kitchen and bathroom tiles.
Our stickers are made using glass liners and glass glaze. We have a broad range of designs to choose from (from different types of flowers, to sea shells and creatures, children’s designs – perfect for decorating nurseries or children’s bedrooms, to name but a few) and we can also tailor make a design. Our customers send us a design of their own or we can search for one for them.
We supply retailers, such as; flower shops, gift shops, a Superspar, book stores and even hardware stores (a few examples). We have a Facebook page as well which includes a shop for consumers to purchase from us directly, but this is not our core business as the courier fees are exorbitant for this type of product and price of product vs courier charges. We are passionate about what we do. Each sticker is handcrafted and carefully made with love. Please let us know if you require more information.
My main requirement and most urgent is cash flow and to employ an additional employee to assist with production, packaging, and shipping. This would free up my time to focus on gaining additional business, while my sister continues to head up production. This competition money would be used to pay his/her salary until such time as the business has grown to the point where it can cover this cost comfortably and we are pushing out the quantities we desire. We estimate this to take around 6 to 8 months.
I would also have a website built, as we do not have one yet, and advice on how best to market our business would be great!
I would keep money aside for emergency costs.
We would be so grateful to win this prize! It is just what we need to grow our company. We have a dream for this business, and this will help us to achieve it. At this stage our cash flow and extra hands is all that is holding us back.