Setting up an online jewellery store ourselves we’re constantly inspired by people who successfully turned their passion into a business. We love Confucius’s quote: “Give a man a job he loves, and he will never work a day in his life”; this is exactly what we’re trying to achieve, so whenever we learn about other people doing the same thing we’ll write about them here and hopefully inspire more of you!
Ladies and Gentlemen – we give you The Papered Parlour.
Claire and Louise met as arts graduates working for Battersea Arts Centre. United by their dream to make a living off artistic activity they joined forces to create and auction their artwork to raise money for their business investment. This is how The Papered Parlour was born.
They provide studio space for artists, offer a varied programme of workshops, and create incredibly engaging arts events.
In 2010 they won the Barclays Take One Small Step competition – and received £50,000 to aid the development of their arts space. We wish them all the best for the future!
If you are thinking of making a career of your passion Barclays organise several free seminars and workshops that will help you get your feet off the ground. Good places to start are also Business Link services, and British Library Business & IP Centre that gives you free access to business databases perfect for an insightful market research.