Money Bee Stories: “I overcame dyslexia and dysbraxia to start my own business”

Welcome to Money Bee StoriesMoney Bees is a weekly showcase of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side-hustlers. This weeks Money Bee is Carly Thompsett, Owner of Anaphase Store.

Anaphase Store Owner

Meet Anaphase Store Owner Carly

Carly has been an entrepreneur for 4 years when she started her business Anaphase Store in 2015, Carly struggled though her educational years with being dyslexic and dysbraxic but she has broken those barriers down to live out her dreams. Since receiving help from the Princes trust in early 2015, Carly has become a successful business mentor and ambassador to give back and help other people who may have the same struggles and give them confidence to blossom.

Carly has met Prince Charles along with many celebrity ambassadors; she has even personally been invited to Buckingham Palace – Carly’s business Anaphase Store is Online and based in Cardiff. They stock their own designs and slogans printed onto Clothing ranging from newborn to 5XL; including friends themed designs, Homeware where they make their own candles and bath bombs in lots of wonderful scents, Cosmetics, Accessories, make up brushes and Holiday items for the upcoming Seasons. Anaphase has won 4 business awards and has been shortlisted for their 5th. We have 8 reps around the country selling items on behalf of our business, 2 paid staff members and 3 interns.

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What is your business?

Carly has been an entrepreneur for 4 years when she started her business Anaphase stock their own designs and slogans printed onto Clothing ranging from newborn to 5XL; including friends themed designs, Homeware where they make their own candles and bath bombs in lots of wonderful scents, Cosmetics, Accessories, make up brushes and Holiday items for the upcoming Seasons.


What’s the best thing about your business?

Our home made items and quirky t-shirt slogans.


What’s the worst thing about running your business?

We have to sell our products to people who are die hard Yankee fans etc but at the moment we are slowly winning :)


What does the average day look like as the Owner of Anaphase Store?

Hectic. In and out the office, on the phone to customers and answering emails. Speaking to reps and my sister who runs my social media channels. In and out of meetings.


How much can people expect to earn in your line of work?

I earn over £2,000 myself from my business but I know other people who have failed or don’t make as much. It depends how hard you graft.


What advice would you give to someone looking to get into your business?

Always ask for help, never be afraid to ask for help. Do your own research, make mistakes and learn from them.


Find Carly here…

https://anaphasestore.com/blog


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