At Let’s Do Business, we’ve helped businesses in many different industries including retail, food and design. There’s nothing we love more than watching one of our clients’ businesses thrive, so we caught up with Alyssa Williamson, founder of peachblossom.co.uk to find out apart from our start-up loan, what had helped her grow the business.
We were thrilled to be approached by Alyssa, who wanted assistance in growing Peach Blossom, a party shop which sells pretty, stylish and modern party products.
Alyssa always wanted to work in the events industry and felt like traditional party shops weren’t bringing anything new or exciting to the market. Following research, Alyssa set about finding a solution to the problem and Peach Blossom was born in 2015. After initially selling online, the decision was taken to expand Peach Blossom’s offering and open a shop in Brighton. In order to fund the expansion, Alyssa sought help from Let’s Do Business’ start-up loan experts. The vision was to offer another route for sales and to place Peach Blossom firmly on the map as the go-to place for party and celebration items in Brighton and the surrounding area.
Alyssa said: “There’s so much to learn when it comes to running a business and when you feel like you’ve conquered one thing, something new for you to learn comes along. Some of the main hurdles I had to overcome when setting up the business are supply chain issues and managing stock levels. This continues to be something I have to juggle.
“Getting feedback from customers about how much they love the products is such a massive high and tells me I’m on the right path.”
Working with a mentor helped Alyssa deal with the daily running of business operations, offering the opportunity to see the bigger picture as a business owner, while also ensuring small details were covered too. Its’ no secret running a business can be lonely if you are a sole owner, so having guidance and support was invaluable, as Alyssa found.
The future for Peach blossom looks rosy, as potential plans for expansion include growing the existing product collection and continued to investment in the shop.
From business support to relocation services, as well as finance for start-up and growing enterprises, the Let’s Do Business Group’s team of business specialists can provide expert business services for many companies in the South East. Find out more by contacting our team today! Call 0844 943 2988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Peach Blossom, visit www.peachblossom.co.uk or take a look at the Peach Blossom social media channels;
Instagram – @peachblossomuk
Facebook – facebook.com/peachblossomuk
Twitter – @peachblossomuk