Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Emma Strzelecki, Owner of Emma Louise Styling, located in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, UK.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I'm a Personal Stylist, working with people who feel stuck in a style rut and want help elevating their outfits, editing their wardrobe, or shopping for clothes. I work with men and women, but my core customer base is mums who've been through a major life change (like having a baby) and need to rediscover themselves. I work locally in Hertfordshire, as well as offering online styling.

Tell us about yourself

I lost my confidence after having children, and learning about personal style helped me so much that I wanted to bring that joy to others in an affordable way.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Successfully launching new services that my clients asked for, such as makeup lessons and style parties.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Finding time to do all of the admin that comes with owning a business, as well as juggling family life.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Ask for help - whether from mentors or people who can help balance your personal life.
  2. Plan your days - hour by hour so you schedule time for everything that needs to be done.
  3. Sell yourself - learning to pitch your ideas so that others want to buy them is crucial.

Where can people find you and your business?


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