I am not a natural business woman. My background is largely academic - my degree was in Art History, my post grad in Museums studies and I happily immersed myself in the rather rarefied world of museum galleries until I decided one morning that it just wasn't what I wanted to spend my life doing.
The change in the climate and a period of dragging illness gradually ruled that out as a properly commercial business but by then I was embroidering things, selling them at fairs like Country Living.
I began to sell wholesale to shops - I took on a team of helpers, we built a wooden cabin in the field behind the house
It became obvious that unless I managed to clone myself then I would have to expand the non embroidery side of the business.
Last week I found that Snapdragon has been accepted onto Scottish Enterprise's High Growth Pipeline
I am pretty overwhelmed that my little old kitchen table business seems to have grown up while I was busy with other things.
And so, here we are on a new page - a page that will be immensely exhilerating and challenging, a bit frightening and definitely in need of a plan.