Motivated by doing what they love and, for some, the desire to be a stay-at-home mum, these budding entrepreneurs are doing some amazing work.
Say It With a Biscuit
As a person who thinks outside the square and wanted to be there for her children, mother of two (Kimmy 12 and Darcy 9) Jenny Lisle began imagining ways to work from home.
“It was an ongoing struggle wondering whether to go to work and manage caring for my children around school hours, holidays and sports or stay at home and try to make ends meet somehow,” Jenny says.
“It was then the idea to make personalised iced biscuits for all occasions occurred to me. After a few phone calls to the council to confirm it was possible to do from home, I launched my business with a Facebook page in 2016.”
Even though she believed it was a novel idea, Jenny was surprised to see her biscuits become a hit so quickly.
“I didn’t expect the massive response so soon,” she says.
“To keep up with demand I’ve needed to employ a staff member and Megan and I are always busy in the kitchen baking and experimenting with new ideas.
“It’s taken a while to get the balance right with managing my time around work, the kids and everything in between but it’s definitely worth the effort.”