Today is a very exciting day for everyone in the workshop;
Snapdragon ceases to be a sole trader business and becomes a limited company - Snapdragon Online Ltd.
In some ways nothing much will change - it is the same team, the same website, the same products - but in other ways it is a completely new chapter for us.
Snapdragon began life as just me at my kitchen table, pootling around making things I liked, selling them through my blog and at craft fairs, opening up my garden and setting up a stall in my greenhouse.
As Snapdragon grew, and it has grown much bigger than I had ever anticipated, I really struggled to keep up.
I found it incredibly difficult to delegate, worked silly hours and on 24th December 2012, after a month of 16 hour days, I was exhausted and pretty fed up. Everyone else in my family was pretty fed up too.
It was a turning point. Something had to change.
So last year I began to completely restructure how we do things - new staff, new responsibilities, no more working ridiculous hours on things that other people in the team can actually do better than me . . . . .
And once I had changed the structure - well it suddenly seemed that Snapdragon should be more than a sole trader's business.
And here we are in 2014 raring to go.
We have masses of plans for the next year to make our website and products better and better -
We would love to hear your suggestions so that we can add them to our list . . . . . so please comment below or email me Jane@snapdragononline.co.uk
Thank you for all your support - it makes all the difference to us.