Running a creative small or micro business

Julie Morrisroe

Cosmic Workshop
North West
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £80 per talk plus travel expenses of 30p per mile.
Life Skills
1st July 2019
Creativity | Small Business

Since I was a teenager I've earned money from being creative, so when I left teaching to start a business "properly" at three age of 30, I thought I'd have it all in hand! Learn from what mistakes we've made and overcome in the last 13 years that have brought us to the position of now being the UK's premier supplier of leather work for cosplay! Starting out, mentors, challenges, social media, saying NO! and how to stay positive!

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About Julie Morrisroe

I'm an ex secondary school teacher of Design and Technology and created our business after starting a family and moving counties. Starting out as an "anything and everything creative for hire" type business (a few amusing tales in there!) We fell into leather working accidentally when we got distracted!

We use traditional methods and techniques, right alongside modern materials to keep this craft alive and well!

Our main business objective is making our customers feel empowered and confident by helping them bring their favourite characters costumes to life.

Our customers (that are not in the entertainment industry) more often than not, have anxiety and mental health problems and watching them put on these invisible cloaks of confidence and go into children's hospitals to cheer up patients, getting involved with huge crowded events to collect for charities...its just amazing to see! We help them smile, and they then go and spread that smile far and wide!

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