A PAIR of Taunton business women want to share the wealth of work from home opportunities available to people in the town during unique events.

After inviting small businesses along to describe the varied options available, they hope to give visitors a better understanding of how they can fit running a small business around other commitments.

Both being busy mums, Kayleigh Baldwin and Paula McShane want people to realise they can start their own business no matter what their current situation is.

Kayleigh, 30, said: “Since I started running my own Tropic skincare business it has just continued to grow. I would love it if other mums came along and realised, you know what, I could do that too.

“Working for yourself is so different to working for someone else, it gives you so much drive to succeed. I have such a passion for what I do and would love to share that.”

And the event isn’t just for people who are currently out of work.

Paula, 39, said: “Many people believe you have to quit your job and jump in at the deep end to start your own business but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

"You can start up your business while you’re still working and let it grow before deciding to go it alone.

“If you are employed, unemployed, a stay-at-home parent or whatever else, a work-from-home business could be perfect for you. And these events mean you can come along and meet face-to-face with people, ask questions and maybe find something that works for you.”

The Working From Home Information Events will take place at Tangier Scout and Guide Hut, in Castle Street, on Friday, February 3, from 10am to midday and on Wednesday, February 8, from 7pm to 9pm.
For more information call 07779 040031 or email felicityroseevents@yahoo.com.