We know that being in business can sometimes seem like you are dealing with dozens of faceless, BIG companies, but the 09 Collective is different - our exhibitors are just like you - they know that the landscape of business ownership is tough, they know that you have to choose incredible products that your customers will love & that will sell well, we asked our exhibitors some questions about their businesses - here is the lowdown!
Meet our Christchurch event exhibitors - Biba from Four Corners
What does your job entail?
Everything! From packing to production to sourcing to repping…
What activities set you up best for creative inspiration for your business?
Travelling and taking the time to talk to your customers/ time away from the business is also good to allow ideas to flow and evolve
Best piece of advice you’ve been given in business ?
Work on your business, not in it… clearly I am not listening.
What is a great lesson from businesses that stock your brand?
How do you switch off from work? Can you?
Try to switch off but its challenging/ usually somewhere in the outdoors/ away from the usual distractions
How do you plan the year ahead for your business?
Evaluate what worked/ what didn’t and then act on it
What has been hardest about the last 3 years in business ?
Increased uncertainty experienced by everybody on a lot of levels
What have you been enjoying most about the last 3 years in business?
Lockdown and time to re-set
Hardest business lesson you’ve learnt?
Lower your expectations
What is something you love things about being in The 09 Collective (or the idea of for newbies!?)
A refreshed space/ energy with a different way of doing things
If you could choose 3 products from another 09 Collective Brand - what would they be?