Dinki Friends... Meet Gabrielle AKA Boss Lady of House of Hooray!
I love chatting to fellow small-biz owners about what gets them going and what grinds their gears about being your own boss. I have created a series of Q&As with some of my fave small brand owners in the hope we can share some behind the scenes insight into our lives as women in business.
Gabrielle and I met via Instagram, I came across her amazing colourful banners and featured her in a Dinki Human Gift Guide.
Who are ya?
How and when did you come up with the idea for House of Hooray?
What 3 things do you enjoy most in your job as House of Hooray Boss Lady?
What 3 things do you enjoy least?
Any advice for anyone starting out in the world of small biz ownership?
Keep going! It’s really hard work and can be disheartening when the sales don’t come in thick and fast straight away. Make connections with other small business owners, working on your own can be lonely it's great to have people to chat to who understand the ins and outs of running a small business.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of House of Hooray? Where do you see yourself in 3 years time?
I really want to make House of Hooray into what Holly Tucker describes as a ‘good life business’. I want to make enough money to support my family, so we can have nice things and not worry about money. But I don’t want to be working all the time there has been times when the business has taken over our lives as it gets so busy and it leaves little room for anything else.. I want to have a good work life balance and this is what I’m working towards at the moment hopefully I will have achieved it in the next 3 years. I want to be in a position where I’m just doing the designing and sampling the products, last year I took on my first creative assistant Mayumi and she has been brilliant helping make the orders which has given me a bit more time to work on the designing but there is still never enough hours in the day.
What’s your favourite breakfast?
Where can we find you?