Cherise Cafolla – MIB Interview
MIB is a monthly feature of inspiring and influential business women who are also mums!
Today we have Cherise Cafolla of Love from Cherise!
Hi Cherise, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed!
Tell us a bit about you!
Hello, I’m Cherise, I’m 25 years old & I’m a very happy stay at home mommy to my two beautiful children, Gracie & Noah.
We live in the West Midlands with their wonderful father Thomas & our gentle giant Labrador, Loki.
As cliched as it may sound, my family really are everything to me, they inspire me every single day & it’s thanks to them (& my slight obsession with fabric & yarn) that all of this has been possible!
What is your business?
My business is called Love from Cherise & I love to create pretty things mostly with fabric & yarn (though I do sometimes work with other materials too!).
I mainly make children’s toys & hair accessories but I’m currently working on expanding my business to include children’s clothes too.
Did you encounter any difficulties?
I think my biggest difficulty was (still is actually) the fact that I don’t just sit and make pretty things, people forget that working for yourself means exactly that!
You are your own boss and therefore you’re in charge of it all; from advertising to tax returns and everything in between.
Greatest Success Story?
My greatest success story has to be how I’ve developed as a person. Gone is the rebellious girl with a different hair colour for every day of the week, and in her place stands a happy, proud, young woman with two incredible children, a growing business, and a different hair colour for every day of the week!
My inspiration stems from my partner’s encouragement and watching my children grow up and begin to explore the world around them.
I want nothing more than to provide everything they need in life, whilst also wanting to shower them with the prettiest things I can think of, and then make.
Once the items I’d made for my children started to get noticed by other parents, they wanted stuff for their children and it’s taken off from there! Radically expanding from just a select few items to a much broader spectrum of goodies for people to enjoy.
Radically expanding from just a select few items to a much broader spectrum of goodies for people to enjoy.
Favourite Social Media Platform
Instagram or Facebook.
Top Business Tip
Don’t give up! No matter how difficult it may get, no matter how much you feel like throwing in the towel some days, don’t do it.
If you want something enough, you will make it work. All you need is a bit of PPHC – patience, persistence & hot chocolate! A quote that really helped me to get through, especially when I first started out was “A year from now, you will wish that you started today.”
Is there anything you would like to add?
Just that whoever you are & whatever you want from life, be it business or leisure, don’t give up! If you have a vision, see it through. Life is hard but if you want something, the only person stopping you from getting it is you.
Thank you for your time, Cherise – I really appreciate it and I know that the readers will too!
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Mums In Business (MIB) is a monthly feature, hosted by Mel aka The Mummy Trainer on the last Sunday of every month!
If you know a mum that would be a great interview or if you are a MIB who would love to be interviewed, then please get in touch!