So as you all know I love to support local and started a segment where we could share, learn and inspire! It is so important to support local and share your findings with others.

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.

I came across the lovely Honeybug Print Shop and knew my readers would want to know about this gorgeous find! They specialize in stunning prints to brighten up any home. I love their designs and I know you will too! And they use the most gorgeous colour pallet too. Check out their Instagram for more details!

We chatted to Honeybug Print Shop and they had this to say!

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You have just started a brand new business – Tell us about it and what products you will be selling?

Honeybug Print Shop is a passion project inspired by little people, and driven by a love for beautiful design and illustration.

The shop will aim at creating beautifully crafted printed pieces for your home and little ones that have both an educational and South African twist.

What are the top 3 learnings you have had to find out the hard way since starting your own businesses – I know it’s early days but perhaps some insights?

I am in no way disillusioned by how hard and slow starting up a new business is! We have a long road ahead. The biggest learning curve right now is the scary and complicated world of ecommerce that we are currently trying to navigate. And I am certain there will be plenty of lessons to follow!

Where do you see your businesses in 5 years?

I would love for this little idea to grow into a full range of print-focussed tools that parents, teachers and nannies can all use to inspire and stimulate their little ones, while still enjoying the aesthetic look and design of the pieces in their homes.

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What is your advice to individuals out there wanting to start their own businesses but are too scared?

There’s no time like now! I guess my biggest advice would be: you won’t know until you have tried, and you won’t learn until you fail. So start trying and don’t be afraid to fail.

How has lock down affected you?

Staying at home has been a breeze to be honest, I’m one helluva introvert at heart. However, I have had a major loss of income due to COVID-19 and SA Lockdown.

And while that has been very tough to navigate, It has also been an incredible blessing to be at home and have the extra time to spend with my 6 month old daughter. The extra time and financial strain has also pushed me and afforded me the opportunity to focus on this project and give it a proper go!

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