name: Bec Naylor
age (if willing to share!): 26
occupation: barista, bar attendant Front of house
what do you like to do in your spare time? I don't usually get much spare time theses days but when I do I love cooking and trying out new recipes and also taking time out to relax with family and friends
name of business: milk+bean
what do you sell? Espresso coffees, organic 'king' hot chocolate and T2 teas also yummy homemade sweet treats
why did you start your business? Always wanted to own my own cafe/ coffee business so this is just a stepping stone for something bigger down the track and when the opportunity came up to buy it off my friend Gemma I jumped at it.
what is your favourite thing about having a small business? I love the flexibility and being able to still have fun whilst working. Also while keeping the business small I can make sure I keep supporting small local businesses.
what is your least favourite thing about owning a business? The book work! But in saying that having a small business there isn't too much until tax time which is good.
what inspires you to create your stuff? I just love the smile coffee puts on all my customers faces, if it helps them get through the day I've done my job :) also I just really enjoy making coffees and learning all aspects of the coffee making process from where the beans come from to how they are roasted to how it pours.
where do you see your business in 5 years? I hope to see milk+bean expand slightly or even have a permanent spot somewhere in the future.
tell us one random fact about yourself: I hate the cold weather I think I'm a reptile I'm always so cold, so when you see me at the markets or events in winter I will look like I've put on 5 kgs but it's just the 5 layers of clothing!
You don't want to miss out on an amazing treat from Milk+Bean at the next Little Me Market!
You can also check out Milk+Bean's facebook page by clicking here!
Welcome to the first of a fun blog series 'Meet the Maker' where you can get to know a bit more about the person behind your favourite market stalls!
what do you do in your spare time? Spare time? What is that?
name of business: little jay designs
what do you sell? Handmade unique goodies. No two pieces are the same. Pieces range from Clay, Metal, Bluegum and Fabric Button Earrings to Leather Bunting, Clay, Felt and Bluegum Necklaces. Ideas and Creations are expanding all the time.
why did you start your business? little jay started as creative outlet for myself on weekends. It all started with making my own funky studs as I could not find any cool enough that had sterling silver posts and backs. Once I started making a few for myself, my friends wanted some, and then their friends, and it has grown into what it is today.
what is your favourite thing about having a small business?
The flexibility of being able to work from home whenever...and to be able to work in your slippers and a hoodie.
what is your least favourite thing about owning a business?
Tax time. I am not the greatest bookeeper and end up doing an entire years worth at tax time.
what inspires you to create your stuff?
Everyday items in nature. shapes from books. A lot of my most successful creations are accidents. Happy accidents but accidents all the same. Often I try to make something and it fails and I adjust it and end up making something new and often better.
where do you see your business in 5 years?
Still plugging along as my creative side project. I don't really want to take it to a full time level as I think it would feel too much like a job rather than enjoyment.
tell us one random fact about youurself.
I am not a giant jewellery wearer myself.
Even with all this jewellery at my disposal. I enjoy making it for others and making them happy.
Visit Hannah and Little Jay at the next Little Me Market or visit her facebook page!
It was a beautiful Autumn day for the May market. We had a huge amount of local stall holders with an amazing range of boutique products!!
The Three Buttons
Made on Murdoch
Umbilical Love Photograhy
Fawn The Label
Miss Naked Foods
Little Munchkins Boo-Teek
Charlogen Handmade Treasures
Made For Mia
The Speckled Hen
That's Hot Baby
Ella & Fox
Pretty Little Things
Sew Nice by Darina
The Shiny Squirrel
Little Mr Fashionista
C is for Create
Created by Sarah
All Wrapped Up / Jennies Crafts
Sweet Tooth Lolly Bar Hire Albury
Bubba sook/Campbell's condiments
Hot Potato Hot Potato
Hampers by shannon
Snowy mountains magic
Handmade At Heffernan House
Simply Sweet Crochet by KarenJ
Love Mum & Bub
Bub 'n Stuff
Bella Luz & Co.