“My mind set on making net profit is from the start make sure you are making money” Jay from DJM Direct

DJM Direct is based in Nelson, Lancashire and many years ago Jay worked for a small business in Huddersfield and sold DIY products, contracts etc. In 2004, after experimenting with different products and finding the right products, they decided to move into to a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Lancashire and continued expanding and looked for other means of selling and went onto Amazon, their own eCommerce site and in 2013 they expanded the warehouse to 20,000 sq. ft., and have turned over 2 million last year and have started their own brand just over 12 months ago.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“I worked for in an iron mongers based in Huddersfield and west Yorkshire. My father bought it in 2004 and he couldn’t pick a worse time basically.”

“We had to look at other means outside of the Huddersfield area to get business in and that is when I discovered eBay.”

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“If you have sales you can overcome most problems, if you have the best plan in the world and no sales that’s insurmountable” Daniel from Shellac Nails

Daniel started Shellac Nails in November 2012 with help from an Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Course which works with start-ups. Initially planning to supply medical statistical data to global pharmaceutical companies. He had a talent for sourcing products from external markets and with a hint that Shellac Gel was the next best thing to hit the market, Daniel took the plunge to start his own Shellac Nails business.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“We started in November 2012. I was an actually on an enterprise Ireland new frontiers course which works with start-ups and if you have a start-up idea you can progress and get finance.”

“The start-up we were working on was actually to supply medical statistical data to global pharmaceutical companies, so you can see the connection between that and gel nail polish.”

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“Don’t try and make tons of money from the outset because it’s not going to happen, be prepared to be looking at something quite small and not necessarily that profitable to begin with and just stick at it” Chris from MyBadgeApp

Chris from MyBadgeApp had a day to day job but decided to plunge onto making a side eBay business for some extra cash, starting from purchasing a £100 badge maker and some tough work, he now has over 30,000 total sales. Ranging from nearly every type of button design available Chris runs a successful eCommerce business. He made his eBay store in 2005 but didn’t actively use it for his MyBadgeApp business until 2012 to the point where he takes 1000 orders a month easily.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“It was by accident really. I started on eBay just trying to supplement my income when I was working full time selling odds and ends”

“It started off by popping into the pound shops and having a look to see if there was anything on the shelves that looked more than a pound but that was just for a tiny bit of pocket money really.”

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“If you’ve picked the right people you will get invaluable advice, and you will get it free” Jo from Red Herring Games

Red Herring Games was started by Jo in 2007 in Grimsby and built from the ground up. Red Herring Games is a fascinating business all to do with mystery murder, dinner events, party accessories, gifts, bits and pieces, and it was all because she wanted to raise money for her own coffee shop!

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Some thoughts from the interview

“We are an online retailer of murder mystery games, gifts and accessories.”

“We got into it by chance. I was hoping to run a coffee shop. I decided to leave work and I thought, I know! I’ll run a coffee shop because I am really good at cooking. We decided that we had no money so we went to a bank and they said that we needed a deposit of a ridiculous amount which we didn’t have.”

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