Friday, January 28, 2011

Frequently asked questions...

You know those little tabs down the bottom of lots of online stores that say 'FAQ' which are usually all about shipping and privacy and all that jazz? Well, I have decided to answer all of your frequently asked questions with regards to gran's loose change specifically and not shipping and privacy and all that on to learn more about the site and well, me I guess.

Who owns gran's loose change?
glc originated from an idea between two colleagues. One with connections and opportunities and one with big dreams. I, Kelly Barriball, created and ran gran's loose change from inception and then brought the site outright late in 2010. She is solely mine.

Do you do anything outside of gran's loose change?
During 2010 I worked fulltime for a marketing and advertising agency and ran/developed/created/managed glc after my usual 9-5 and in weekends. I finished up there in December and have been focussed on glc as well as The Little Big Markets during the summer months. BUT I start a new job with a brand new agency on February 7th.

I continue to work for 'the man' as I started gran's loose change with no financial backing. This is something most people probably don't know or realise. Every penny that is earnt on glc is put back into stock and overheads.

I love the design and communications industry. I love to create. I love to succeed and it develops my skills which in turn help develop gran's loose change. So, watch this space! The new agency is amazing, so supportive, creative and innovative. We are going to make magic!

Who helps you?
I am lucky enough to have an amazing group of friends, who also happen to be beautiful people that I rope into modelling for me as well. I have huge support from friends in the creative industries as well as ideapeople, accountants, lawyers and the likes. I am very, very lucky.

Where do you see glc in the future?
I am the first to admit that I never wanted to own a retail store. I wanted to be the boss. I wanted to start something from nothing and see it succeed. I wanted to grow. Ideally, I'd like to be able to pay a manager to maintain the site while I continue to do the buying (internationally I hope), PR, social media and overall business side of things.

... If you have any more FAQs you're dying to ask, do it! Post a comment, send me an email, message us on facebook. I'd love to hear from you!

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