The lockdown was difficult for many because the nation was ordered to stay home for months.
But for a business owner of PressWitch, life as usual is much better.
She had been working from home on her online business for years after being forced to quarantine her illness.
Although Helen Rogers’ struggle to embrace social isolation may be a struggle for some, she has not seen much change in her daily life.
When a long illness meant she was unable to maintain a normal job and had to spend too much time at home, Helen decided to move to a ‘home and home’ instead of having a pet for her home. Decided to work for myself for the described gifts. Cole whiskey.
Feeling a dog caning in 2013, MisHelenEous Selling a full range of dog-related products has grown from strength to strength.
He has even been sent to 34 countries.
Helen said: “The dog is walking back to strength and health, it gave me the idea to start a business around dogs.
“So I thought, I’ll just see how it works and that’s why I started it in June 2013 and really only went one way.”
Coming from an artistic background and making handmade gifts for Helen, a graduate with a BA Honors degree in Fine Art, Photography and Painting, it was a natural move.
“I’ve always been in handicrafts and my family is very artistic so it’s very much in my genes,” said Helen.
With the help of social media, and other dog owners, Helen’s business grew.
She also had requests for custom-made gifts.
He said: “If you send me pictures of your dog, I can make you the focus of a carousel, brooch or bag. I work a lot on custom order, which is a big part of my business.
As her business grew, Helen expanded her reach and made bonds and dog toys.
And in 2018, he was recognized by the former Dragon Theophytes at the Small Business Sunday Awards, something else that gave him a huge boost.
But sadly, for Helen, poor whiskey died suddenly at the age of eight due to a misdiagnosed neck injury.
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Helen said: “These are basically people who want to represent their pets … unfortunately many of them are pet souvenirs. And people want them to either send it to a friend, Or they may want to keep a memory for themselves.
“So I do a lot of them and obviously I’m very busy with the bosses and they tell me stories so there are a lot of tears involved in this job as much as I thought it would be.”
He added: “After going through this, we are losing ourselves. You know how other owners feel when they lose their losses.
After Whiskey’s death, Helen decided to take another dog, Border Koli Heidi.
Heidi became the new face of MisHelenEous, creating some rather dog-tied models, a product that became a good seller for Helen until Brexit.
Earlier sending to 34 different countries, which accounted for about half of her orders, Helen’s business was hit hard by the paperwork and regulations involved, especially posting in Brexit and the EU. Is.
He said: “It’s for small sellers like me who are doing great work overseas, it has just blown up our businesses.
“It’s a Brexit reality for a small business.”