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Things that inspire #PowerUp

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Things that inspire #PowerUp
I recently received an email off a fellow entrepreneur, albeit one a few steps behind me, seeking start up advice.  Its very flattering to be asked and in turn I’m seeking advice to grow further with the help of the team at the NatWest accelerator team at Manchester #PowerUp

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All that sparkles isn’t gold

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All that sparkles isn’t gold

I have fond memories of the summer – we took our children to Paris for the first time.

One of the many things I love about new experiences is a fresh approach and energy to life back home.  So I’m celebrating and embracing the advantages of being a small independent retailer.

I’ve always loved silver.  I consider it a lovely hard wearing metal that is incredibly versatile and I love the tone.  Yet, it’s so rarely used with high end gems.  So as one of the advantages of being my own boss, I’ve made up and made available a few sterling silver sapphire or tanzanite pendants within my Cheshire Set collection.

 

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Procrastination

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Procrastination

I will confess to being a bit of an overthinker.  Occasionally though, life throws up things that I can confidently grasp with both hands. 

This has happened twice recently.  The first, back in May when the lovely team at Clogau mentioned they had a good number of high quality deep blue sapphires available.  I did my numbers and felt awash with great excitement at pursuing a fine stone collection.

The second time was when Huboo CEO, Martin, invited Ojewellery to be a case study for a Huboo marketing campaign. 

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Special Jewellery, Ojewellery and Clogau

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Special Jewellery, Ojewellery and Clogau

Jewellery has been a fascination of mine back to early childhood.  Sitting at my Grandmas dressing table with her showing me some of her beautiful jewellery and occasionally being allowed to try on a fancy necklace or two.

Since then my love and appreciation of Clogau as a brand, but also a wonderful supportive group of people with a strong ethos and great business values has grown. 

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100% Positive Feedback

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100% Positive Feedback

100% Positive Feedback

Before I became a seller, I understood 1 star to be poor and 5 stars to be outstanding – someone who has really achieved everything you expected and gone above and beyond.  If an item was roughly as expected 3 stars, everything that was expected 4 stars.

As a seller I’ve come to understand, behind the scenes in metric land, anything below 5 stars is considered failing.  5 star positive feedback is the only truely positive feedback.

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