“If you love something, then I think you can make it work, I think you really can” Helen from Lente Designs

Ecommerce business Lente Designs has been running for over 6 years by herself with casual staff over busy periods, Lente Designs started very slowly running 3 days a week. The couple not happy with their day to day jobs decided to plunge into making their own business. Taking a risk and taking out money on their credit card and buying fabrics to make their own designs for the niche market of iPad & tablet covers, designed by themselves along with help Lente Designs aims to provide quality cases for a little cost as possible.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“If you love something, then I think you can make it work, I think you really can

“The first year is really horrible, it’s really exciting yet it’s really horrible, it’s really hard work”

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“If you don’t include everything into your matrix, you will find it very hard to make any money” Andrew from Engineers Mate LTD

Andrew runs Engineers Mate with 3 other directors, starting in 2011 the eCommerce business is relatively new, they have 2 branches; one in Dudley and one in Halford, they also have 2 trade counters as well as trading on multi-channel platforms such as eBay, Amazon and their own website. Starting with their first order on 28th August 2012 they planned for the business to be completely online on their website, but then delved into eBay and Amazon to expand their eCommerce dominance.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“The potential hasn’t been reached [Amazon], but we know the potential is there”

“The more you do sell and the more revenue that goes through PayPal 25% is dropped”

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“Just go for it, don’t say OK well maybe I’ll do it tomorrow, maybe I’ll do it next week, just take the bull by the horns and go for it” Michael from Supplement Warehouse

Michael has been in the supplement business for approximately 11 years starting way back in 2004. Finally in 2008 he took the chance to buy out the owner of the company so he could pursue his own eCommerce adventures. In 2011 he took the chance to open up a store in East London which runs alongside their own multi-channel websites and has now been running for 4 years and it’s been very successful. The family run business focuses their lives around health and fitness so the company is a joy for them to work with. Please take your time to check out Supplement Warehouse!

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Some thoughts from the interview

“Just go for it, don’t say OK well maybe I’ll do it tomorrow, maybe I’ll do it next week, just take the bull by the horns and go for it

“Customers like to know that there is someone around for problems, questions and can answer any queries”

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“Work in an area that you really love otherwise it’s just not going to happen” Jenny from D For Dog

D for Dog began life in June 2004 as a dog photo gallery and shrine. Jenny Prevel took inspiration from her dogs Boycie and Berkeley to grow the site considerably since then to include dog news, events, articles and funnies, plus deaf dog information, a friendly dog forum, and of course an online shop for dog accessories.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“There’s no point being like a pet shop, it’s all stuff I’ve found and thought ‘Wow I’d buy that for my dog’”

“All my items are handpicked by me and I think that it does show”

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