So, yesterday all us folk in the UK were reliably informed that whoo hoo! we are back in recession . Yes folks, a whole year has gone by and zero growth. Whoop de do.
I sort of thought this was going to happen. But you know what they say about what happens when the going gets tough, don’t you?
The tough get going.
My very first Kidspartyheaven post was about the recession. Since then I’ve written loads more posts and I’m still partying despite the economy staying static.
Guess what? Life goes on, pennies are tight but we are a tough bunch and we soldier on.
You’ve got the right … to party!
So what have I done here at Diane’s Puppets to make sure that my clients can keep partying in these very challenging times?
Well first of all I haven’t put up my prices in over 10 years. Yes that’s right, my prices are the same as ten years ago.
I recognise that things are difficult for my clients and feel that we need to work together to help each other out. I need my clients so I can stay in business, they need me to provide them with an affordable service.
Secondly I’ve tried to offer my clients more choice. I’ve rethought my entertainment packages and come up with a selection of low cost packages that suit both my clients and myself. I now have mix and match packages that clients can tailor to their own needs and budgets. It’s a win/win situation, surely the best business scenario.
Thirdly I’ve added another string to my bow. I have started up another little business to keep me occupied during quiet entertainment times ( school holidays) when the majority of my clients are away. I’ve turned a personal passion , a new hobby into a business and I’ve called it Crochet Bright and Beautiful.
It’s all rather brand new, but very exciting as I’m building a loyal client base and getting my face and cute crochet out there in the world. I’ve now got three market stalls under my belt and a nearly new sale.
I’m starting to sell on the Internet via my Folksy shop and Facebook page and am constantly making new things to add to my stock. I’m working on a range of scarves at the minute featuring very current/on trend Granny Squares in bright colours edged with black. I’m hoping to eventually sell at Spitalfields market.
There’s no rest for the wicked, or for those who want to keep their heads above the water during this double dip recession. So I’m outa here . It’s time to crack on with crochet.
Then on the weekend it’s party on dude.
So despite this horrid economic situation I’m quietly happy and happily busy.
Let’s bring out the final cliche, yes, every cloud has a silver lining. This recession has brought out the business woman in me, albeit a very quirky one.
- UK in double-dip recession (moneyexpert.com)
- Austerity as an Economic Policy Drives England into a Double Dip Recession (johnhively.wordpress.com)
- Forget Rupert Murdoch: the double-dip recession is what matters and our broken banking system is to blame (oyiabrown.com)
- The Dreaded Double Dip (webnerhouse.com)
- Cartoon: The “Double Dipper” (englishblog.com)