MEET THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BUSINESS …
Your name? Helen Coxon
Your business name? DeClutter Inc
How long have you been in business? Since December 2014
What do you love most about your job? The transformation that happens between the start and end of a declutter session. I get a great sense of achievement from seeing the changes and my clients’ satisfaction with the results is so rewarding.
Your first childhood memory? Being in the south of france with my family on holiday
How long have you been a member of WIBN and why did you join? Since January 2015. I joined to build a network to help me promote by business, and to meet like-minded women who were in a similar situation to myself that I could learn from.
Most frightening film and why? There isn’t just one – I can’t watch any film in the “horror” genre!
What sort of training did you have before going into this business? – I spent 15 years working in corporate companies, always in an admin support type of role, where it was my job to be ultra organised, able to build rapport with all types of people and staying calm under pressure. That and regular occasions helping my sister get her kids and house in order, gave me all the experience I needed to become a Professional Organiser!
What advice would you give someone who wants to set up their own business? Do your research, make sure you have support of the people close to you, keep an open mind about the types of work and people you will come across and be confident in your idea – then go for it!
The one business you couldn’t possibly live without? Apple, unfortunately.. I have been totally sucked in!
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Dawn French – people say I look a bit like her!
What is the last book you read? Lynda La Plante – Blind Fury
What is the best thing that someone has said about you and your business? Helen is an absolute Godsend to have by your side when you start on a de-cluttering or moving project – especially if, like me, tidiness doesn’t come naturally! I tend to stand in the middle of a room in despair not knowing where to start and Helen sorts you out and guides you through, making it all seem easy.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing – what one thing would you do differently? Have the confidence to set up my own business earlier
If you could be a super hero, what would you want your superpowers to be? To be invisible
How would you describe your business in three words? Do I have to have 3? “Live more with less” would be my best description.
What is the greatest challenge in running a business? Keeping focussed when working from home and getting the word out there that you exist
What are your plans for the future? I just want to carry on doing something I enjoy while earning enough money to enjoy the time out of work.
What’s the best thing about being a member of WIBN? The support network and the opportunity to learn about so many different types of businesses.
To find out more about how DeClutterInc can help you in either your business or personal capacity give Helen a call on 07725 081091 [email protected] or visit her website www.declutterinc.co.uk