Welcome to EAT ME, a shiny, a brand new area of A Very Curious Wedding built especially to offer help to small wedding businesses!
I really wasn’t sure how to introduce this area of A Very Curious Wedding. Then it hit me, I’d make a sizable bet that a whole lot of you will want to know why. Why I’ve decided to dedicate a whole portion of my blog and a large chunk of my time to helping small businesses. Why I’m prepared to offer free advice and support. Why?
What’s in it for me?
I could tell you that I get kick out of seeing small businesses grow. I could tell you that I want to share some of the knowledge I’ve gleaned as a qualified business consultant. I could tell you that owning a number of wedding related businesses has taught me a thing or two. I could tell you that I’m sick of seeing self-proclaimed ‘experts’ happily cashing-in on the confusion that sometimes exists within the small business sector ———- I could tell you all of this, and it would all be true.
But there’s more to it than simply wanting to reach out a helping hand. There’s another reason, far more personal and selfish. EAT ME has been rolling around in my mind for a while now, but I received a metaphorical kick up the backside when I read this:
You’re now probably wondering why I’m sharing a snippet from an interview with Ken Lyndon-Dykes, who was recently awarded the very prestigious BETA Lifetime Achievement Award. You’re also probably wondering what the Hell this has to do with me starting this new section on the blog.
You see, Ken is my father-in-law. Eminently likeable, Ken has a story for every occasion, has experienced more in his lifetime than most people dare to dream of, is (I’m sure he’ll forgive me for saying) a bit of a ladies man and is still living life to the full and garnering respect and accolade within his field of expertise – he does, indeed, deserve an award for all his achievements. And I am proud, proud to call him my father-in-law and proud to bear his surname.
Yet his achievement got me thinking; what have I achieved? The answer is actually, a lot! I’ve raised two amazing, well-adjusted and happy children, I’ve built successful businesses, at the age of 40 I took a look at my life and decided to change. Which meant a lot of self evolvement, but that’s a whole other blog post. I’ve started and grown two blogs and I have carved myself a wonderfully mad life with my equally wonderfully mad husband.
Yet there’s still a part of me that wants more. I want to be surfing the internet and come across a wedding business that’s booming and be able to say to myself, “I helped”. I want to make a difference, be it even in the tiniest way. I want my own lifetime achievement award, which will be in the shape of a list; a list that will hang proudly on my wall. A list of wedding businesses that have flourished with the help, in some small part, of A Very Curious Wedding. I have the frame picked out, so let’s get this show on the road!
With my deepest hope for your success.