Many of you may know that Kim and I run a small home based green business called Little Green Workshops. We teach cheese, cold processed soap, soy candle, and bath soak & scrub courses at our local community centre. We also sell kits, supplies, and gifts for anyone who is not close by.
We got the inspiration to start this venture because many of you asked for more information about how we make and do some of the things we perform on a weekly basis, living a more sustainable lifestyle here in the ‘burbs.
Many of you may be wondering how it is all going. Well let me give you an End of Year update.
This financial year (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016) we clocked up the following stats;
- Workshops taught: 27
- Private Classes: 6
- Students attended: 247
- Website page views: 180,355
- Website orders dispatched: 650
- Countries shipped to: 6
- YouTube Videos Tutorials created: 36
- YouTube views: 815,331
We are pleased with these statistics, especially when it is only our 1st full year and 20 months of operation. We are also very proud of what we have achieved so far and are seeing sustainable growth month on month (besides the Christmas spike).
You know I’m a fairly modest bloke, but it’s taken a lot of hard work to get where we are today.
They say that many small business tank in the first five years due to debt overload and other factors. We haven’t taken out loans or borrowed to support the business.
I’m one who believes that debt is a form of slavery in disguise, so we have avoided this as we’ve started up. And because of it, we sleep better at night!
Thankfully due to the low startup cost of setting up and maintaining an eCommerce presence on the Internet, and in part this blog and our YouTube channels, we have been able to reach a wider audience of students than we would normally have been able to. Students who are keen to learn and create their own sustainable products, knowing exactly what goes into them and keeping it all natural.
We also began regular shipping to five new countries besides Australia this year due to demand; New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, and South Africa.
All in all we are ecstatic that we’ve kept managed to our core green values in every business decision we make. Sustainably sourced packaging, avoid single use products and plastic, run a carbon neutral worksite and websites, and sell products where others can make and do instead of just consume.
So as a special thank you and a gift for you, and to share in the success that you have helped to create, we have just launched a limited two-day sale over at Little Green Workshops, offering 10% off all products (excluding course bookings). Sale ends at 2359 hr (midnight) 30th June 2016 Australian Eastern Time.
You can use the coupon code in bold below in your cart or checkout to apply the discount;
Thank you once again for reading, watching, and listening to our blog posts, podcasts, and videos during the last 12 months and following our sustainable living journey.
Without you regularly visiting this site, I would still be a conspicuous consumer, unmotivated to strive to be greener, stuck in the rat race, plodding through life in misery.
By being able to share our sustainable living journey with you, I’ve given myself permission to live, love, and enjoy life to the fullest!