How to start your own business and earn the money you need

Have you ever thought about running your own business, but wondered what it is really like and whether you would earn enough money? Have a listen to Debs talk about  her concerns as to whether she would gain the flexibility she wanted and at the same time earn enough money. Within Debs first year, just working two days a week Debs has already begun to make a healthy profit. Here's Debs story:

Debs started looking to run her own business to give herself more flexibility around her own family commitments. 

Family photo Debs Richmond

"The Creation Station was attractive to me because I really enjoyed working with children as a teacher, but I wanted a career that gave me more control and flexibility to be able to spend more time with my two children. I love The Creation Station's values, about inspiring imagination and nurturing creativity. I requested an info pack and the range of income streams really stood out, and they have won so many awards they really are the market leader in the creative experience sector. I could choose which part of the business I wanted to do, with a huge amount of support and hand holding. I really like that because I've never run a business before and it could feel quite daunting.  I'm also part of our franchise family, which is an amazing network of women and men who share the same values and are good fun and really supportive too.

              Debs and Maia

Just working two days a week within my first year, I've already begun to earn a profit. For most businesses, it takes at least eighteen months to make a profit so I'm really pleased with how it's going. And do I have the flexibility  I  wanted? Yes, definitely! I can choose the hours I work and fit it around my children and family needs. Plus my work is also really good fun, and hugely rewarding so I do feel I have the best of both worlds, a fulfilling career and my own business plus time for my loved ones".

Debs at Spookyard

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What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6789 reviews on Trustpilot

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8th Aug

Holiday club fun

My daughter had a great time at holiday club. She came home proudly showing off all of her lovely creations! She had such a brilliant time and I would definitely recommend to others.

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8th Aug

A great holiday club for my boys

A great holiday club for my boys. They very much enjoyed crafting for two days, made some fantastic creations and had lots of fun. Thank you Sara ☺️

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8th Aug

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of…

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of them absolutely loved it. Thank you xx

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7th Aug

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the…

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the holiday club session at Withycombe, when I asked how many stars she would give Sara's sessions, she said 10!

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7th Aug

Fantastic classes!

Emma is so fantastic! The sessions are the highlight of my daughter’s week. She has produced some beautiful work, and is really proud of what she creates. Emma fosters a supportive, encouraging and fun environment for the children to worK in. I would thoroughly recommend her classes!

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7th Aug

Austin had a great couple of days and…

Austin had a great couple of days and was very proud of all the creations he came home with, they are exhibited for all to see! Lovely for him to do something different and being a fairly small group was great for him, not too overwhelming. Thank you x

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7th Aug

It was great

It was great. I really enjoyed taking part with others from my own home

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7th Aug

Great virtual art classes

Great virtual art classes during lockdown- my daughter looks forward to them every week! Great materials supplied through the post and opportunities to learn about shapes, numbers etc.!

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7th Aug

Great class with Lisa

Great class with Lisa, she’s always so helpful and makes the classes really interesting.

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6th Aug

My four year old absolutely loves his creation sessions.

My four year old absolutely loves his creation sessions once a week. He is doing things that I wouldn’t have thought to do and because it’s a set time each week we’re sitting down and doing it together! The bags are prepared for us with everything in that we need and it is so much fun getting the supplies out and waiting to find out what we are going to do with them each week. Eleanor is interactive and I noticed that on week 3 my young man is speaking out to her and wanting to engage with her. We are so happy to have found the creation station.