09 Collective Exhibitors - Mama Lulu Trade

09 Collective Exhibitors - Mama Lulu Trade

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 a=that your customers will love & that will sell well, we asked our exhibitors some questions about their businesses - here is the lowdown!

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Meet our Christchurch event exhibitors -Richie from Mama Lulu Trade Agency 

What does your job entail? 

I am a ‘jack of all trades’, one minute sourcing, next minute packing orders to calling customers and through in some social media! It is honestly a juggling act!

What activities set you up best for creative inspiration for your business? 

Having a wee tipple with other business owners and the ideas & inspiration flow!

Best piece of advice you’ve been given in business ?

Stay passionate and remember your ‘why’

What is a great lesson from businesses that stock your brand? 

Being told, I need to be more visible. Customers want to hear or see you!

How do you switch off from work?  Can you?

I love a good G&T to escape, but getting amongst nature for a walk to clear the mind and get your head in the right space is my go too! Yes, I can switch off.

How do you plan the year ahead for your business?

I don’t…but I know I should!

What has been hardest about the last 3 years in business ? 

Having to face the reality of closing down a business and starting again.

What have you been enjoying most about the last 3 years in business? 

Not a lot really, but I guess having more time and going at a slower pace.

Hardest business lesson you’ve learnt

If you are failing or a product is failing, fail quickly and move on!

What is something you love things about being in The 09 Collective (or the idea of for newbies!?)

It’s a wonderful community, where friendships are created and knowledge is shared. Your not alone!

If you could choose 3 products from another 09 Collective Brand - what would they be?

Beautiful soaps from Scents of Provence, cashmere socks from Amanda Alexander Collection and delicious gourmet condiments from NZ Gourmet Gift.


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