Has anyone set up their own small business/side hustle that can give me some advice

I have always wanted to create my own business but I can’t decide what I would like my business to centre itself around. At the moment I am planning on creating a bath salts/body scrub shop but I am having trouble with inspiration for names and if anyone would be interested in this product with their being so many fabulous brands out there.


  • Hey Imogen, the fact that there are other brands selling similar products suggests there a market for it. You need to define how you are different. Is this an online shop you are creating? I work with entrepreneurs who are starting up or scaling up so happy to chat and help you bounce ideas, so feel free to connect
  • Hi Imogen. I am a creative business mentor for start ups and I am more than happy to help you with ideas and solutions. I have over 10 years of experience in the creative and crafts sector. Feel free to connect :)
  • Hey Imogen,

    Creating your own business or side hustle is really amazing! We launched a creative community earlier in the year called The Arena, which i'm so proud of...but it takes a lot of time and energy, especially in the early days. My advice would be that whatever route you go down for the business, make sure it's something you are really, truly passionate about. Otherwise it'll always feel like hard work and not enjoyable.

    Happy to chat to you more about it! We also have this article too which might be of use: https://www.thearena.org.uk/how-to/keep-up-your-side-project-momentum

    All the best,

  • Hi @Imogen Walsh - You might find the webinar I'm hosting next week on 'How to start a business & use The Dots to grow it useful ' https://the-dots.com/events/how-to-start-a-business-use-the-dots-to-grow-it-with-founder-pip-jamieson-3370. looking forward to hopefully seeing you there :-)

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