Interview of Shaz from Bamba Bamba by Freya Bennett
What’s the hardest thing about running your own business?
For me is working at home and being so isolated. Not having a person to bounce ideas with drives me a lil crazy but luckily I found people like me on social media which I can talk and vent.
I guess another thing is, as an artist, I didn’t know I was signing up for all those extra tasks that I dislike but I have to do. You can’t delegate when you are on your own.
What’s the best part of running your own business?
The best part is I can have my own schedule made for me and my mental health. And that has made a huge difference.
What’s the top tip you’d like to share with anyone keen to start a business?
You are going to sweat, you are going to cry, you are going to laugh but remember what brought you here. Be honest, be authentic. It’s hard running a bizzo but It’s worth it, it’s yours and you cry if you want to.
Oh, and have as many sources of income as you can within your brand, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.