I’m Polly, owner of Three Boys Rock but also a huge fan of independent businesses. It’s easy to underestimate the passion and drive it takes to commit to a business idea and go out there and make it happen. It’s also easy to underestimate how much it means to us when you lovely customers choose us over a big national brand.
During my years travelling the length and breadth of the UK to “actual” fairs I have met some of the most inspiring and amazing people, each with their own story about why they set up on their own.
Pre-Covid19 I had already started work on the OnlineChristmasFair project, looking at a way to complement the real fairs we do while potentially helping us indies find more online sales (loading and unloading the car daily at 5am is back breaking, I assure you!).
I’ve had some fantastic help over the past month or so, helping to get this project off the ground. There have been slightly panicking phone calls, requests for help with text and copy, flyer design… I think I’ve been a bit of a pest. So THANK YOU to Lucinda, Claire, Pippa, Fiona, Kath, Sarah and all the other amazing OSF members. I couldn’t have done it without your sound and honest advice.
I must also give a BIG SHOUT OUT to my husband and two boys (my three boys – who rock!) who have been outstandingly patient and have prepared meals, cleaned up and generally got on with things while I’ve been laptop-bound!
But the project has now launched and we are all super excited to show you what we’ve got.