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Laura Kadakovska

Works from Soul
Paisley, Scotland

Works from Soul is on its way to becoming a real business very soon. Laura discovered her passion for creating hand-made gifts while studying at West College Scotland. With a bit of help and support from Bridge 2 Business, she has managed to set up

60-Second Interview

What inspired you to entrepreneurship and enterprise?
I guess that would be my parents as they have always been interested in innovating and creating clever ideas, therefore I had the base and I only had to find what it is that I want to do as a business.
Who was your bigest hero when you were young?
Mum and Dad!
Can you tell me about the first £10 you ever made?
It was when I was 7 years old. My sister and I picked up flowers from the fields and gardens, made bouquets and then early in the morning (5am!) together with granny we went to market. Granny was selling fresh milk, and we sold our flowers.
How do you define success?
When you and the people around you are happy – that is success; and successful people wish success for others!
What has been the biggest challenge so far with your business?
I have just recently started this business, so for me it is really challenging to make a profit. It is just the beginning and I am still looking for the right places; the right people and the right words. I am building a clientele; networking as much as I possibly can and taking any opportunity that comes my way!
What is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
Family Support - they are always there to provide advice, motivation and criticism!
What is it that gets you out of bed in the mornings?
Having trust and faith in God as well as myself to do well! Never give up and use each day as a learning curve!
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
Currently I trade online: using my website and via social media channels. I hold many market stalls around Glasgow to boost sales and build up my clientele.
In the future I would love to own a premises or two selling a wider and varied range of product(s): soaps made from natural ingredients, candles, decorated photo-frames, mugs and much more!
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
Start young and don't waste your time on maybe's, if's and but's!
Take the leap and go for it!