So as you all know I love to support local and started a #girlboss segment where we could share, learn and inspire!
During lock down, we are going to do a whole lot of these to highlight these businesses – many of which are taking HUGE strain during this time – and shed some awareness and love to all!
So sitting on Instagram, I was scrolling through and the next thing this vision appeared in front of me like a mirage (can you tell I am missing my gin during lock down!) and it was Gin Tin Infusion’s profile with pictures of gin and all their gorgeous infusion bits and bobs to make your gin look and taste amazing!
So I reached out to Heidi to come and tell us a little about herself and her business, and this is what she had to say!
Firstly, tell us a little about what you do?
I design and manufacture all sorts of products! I started out with laser cutting about 12 years ago, then vinyl tile designs and now I am doing the Gin Tin. I have an interior design background and I think that helps to stay ahead of trends.
You opened your own beautiful business – How does it feel to be a successful business owner that inspires others and loves what they do?
I have been an entrepreneur from a very young age, always making and selling stuff, also being creative which helped a lot when it came to starting my own businesses.
I love what I do! And I love being able to work from home and being there for my kids whom I love so much.
What are the top 3 learnings you have had to find out the hard way since starting your own business?
People will copy your ideas. Some of my so called “friends” copied some of my ideas and it breaks your heart. So you tend to be a little skeptical about anyone wanting to help with you business. I’ve learned to get over it and move on to another idea so by the time they copy it, I’m onto something else again.
There are going to be slow times so you have to learn to work with the money you have. Always put something away for a rainy day!
It can be a challenge in busy times to manage your time, especially if you have kids.
Where do you see your business in 5 years? Once we have gotten over the effects of the lock down.
I don’t really like to look too far into the future, I hope to be happy and creative with lots of new ideas.
What is your advice to individuals out there wanting to start their own businesses but are too scared?
Don’t quit your day job too soon. You can always get your ideas going while you work. Test them on your friends. My friends are my best clients.
Tell us 2 things that are the BEST part about owning your own business and make it all worth while?
Being in charge of your own time is the best ever and also not having to listen to a boss LOL!!!