HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Becoming a parent forced Steph Douglas to reevaluate what she wanted from her working life. And in those first few days, an idea was born.
When her first child arrived, Steph Douglas quickly found herself living in something resembling a high street florist. Along with the cards of congratulations, flowers arrived in elaborate bunches.
‘I was sitting on the sofa feeling hormonal and emotional,’ she says, ‘and it didn’t really make sense to me that the go-to gift was another thing to care for.’
And that’s where the idea began for Don’t Buy Her Flowers, Steph’s rapidly growing gifting business. DBHF provides gift packages for new mums. Options range from facial scrubs and shortbread to champagne, body cream and vouchers for the high-end meal delivery service, Cook.
The focus is always on treats – there are no nappies or muslins to be found – which has seen the packages become popular as presents for birthdays, Mother’s Day and other special occasions.
In our latest #RealParents video, Steph gives an insight into starting a business as a new parent and some of the things she has learned along the way.
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