Friday, 13 June 2014

2Inspire Business Profile: Christine Gordon, Founder of L.O.V.E. Chrissie

In this profile interview we meet Chrissie Gordon, the Founder of L.O.V.E. Chrissie, reusable feminine hygiene accessories.



Please tell us what is a typical business day for you?
Getting orders out, while still working full-time in a large organisation. Plus preaching to as many women as possible on the alternatives out there to conventional disposable pads and tampons.

What made you start the business and what steps did you take to start operating as a business? It was an opportunity which came my way from absolutely nowhere! I was fascinated and passionate about reusable cloth pads, and especially the Party In My Pants range, which is fondly known as PIMPs. The owners loved my passion, and asked me to join their team in promoting their brand - so I took on the offer and haven’t looked back.

What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment in the business world to date?
I’ve just started out, but my greatest accomplishment to date is meeting amazing people who are backing me in making my business venture work!

What has been your biggest challenge in business so far?
Cash flow! I believe in doing everything debt-free, and without borrowing money. It’s very difficult, and it shows that you really do have to have money set aside, as you never know what bumps you’ll encounter along the way.

What are your future plans for the business?
Spreading the word to as many people and organisations as possible of the benefits of using reusable cloth pads. 

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently? I don’t think I’d do anything differently, except for maybe not rush too much into the first opportunity I received for help in certain areas. Getting specialists who know what they are doing is 100% better than accepting good-willed friend’s help, who may not necessarily know what they are doing!


What’s the best compliment you could receive in business?
That I’m honest, and have integrity


Why is it so important to inspire young women in particular to follow their dreams?
Because life is short, and people need to know what you’re all about - as long as it’s in a positive fashion. You can then encourage another generation of young entrepreneurs who maybe too scared to start anything, in giving them encouragement that they really can make a difference in this world

What advice would you give to somebody who wants to start a business in your industry?
Go for it! However, research, research, research - and I don’t mean online or speaking to people. Actually USE the products which you’re promoting and understand it from the bottom-up. Have patience and build your foundations first. Build your wealth, do not start anything while being in debt.

What or who inspires you in business and why?
My mother. She’s shown me that you can do multiple things all at the same time, and be successful at it - as long as you love what you’re doing and are passionate.
Also Dave Ramsey, who has shown that you can come back from bankruptcy, learn your trade from the bottom up, and then become successful in your own right, along with showing integrity, morals and just being a good person. Not all millionaires and successful people are horrible!


What is your favourite inspirational quote?
IT IS EASIER TO ADJUST OURSELVES TO THE HARDSHIPS OF A POOR LIFE, THAN IT IS TO ADJUST OURSELVES TO THE HARDSHIPS OF MAKING A BETTER ONE.



Contact Details:

- Company name: L.O.V.E. Chrissie
- Email: hello@lovechrissie.com
- Web: www.lovechrissie.com
- Telephone: 07887 535 668


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