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Alicja started her business, B4Beds Ltd, back in 2011 when she was working as a supply teacher and her sister was pregnant. Her sister was struggling to find the perfect cot, so Alicja began looking online and found a supplier that was perfect and affordable. Alicja continued to work with this supplier and began to sell through eBay, at the beginning she made a mistake by ordering too much stock and had to find a place to store it!
Alicja was drawn to Masons Self Storage due to being easily accessible in Barry as well as the use of the forklift truck for her deliveries. Plus, being able to access her stock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week gives her complete control over her business.
Taking advantage of the perks of online marketplaces, Alicja has cut down the costs of running her own website by utilising online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. When she was first starting out, Alicja was selling 15-20 cots a week, now she sells that a day!
Alicja now has two small children and decided to not return to teaching and instead focus on B4Beds Ltd full time. Although it’s challenging and hard work running your own business, she enjoys the flexibility to work around her family life and being her own boss!