Business Name:  Majeurs Chesterfield

Support received:  Start Up Loans for young entrepreneurs

Location:  London

Website: http://www.majeurschesterfield.co.uk/


26 year-old Demilola (Demi) Owoseje studied architecture at university and graduated in 2011. Having helped her mother run the family business unofficially from a young age, she knew she wanted to run her own business and had started a couple of ventures before finally finding the right business model inspired by her love for vintage furniture and design.

How did you start Majeurs Chesterfield?

Majeurs Chesterfield initially started as a side hobby, where my business partner and I sourced various pieces all around the country; many of the pieces which had fallen into disrepair/damage were then restored, before selling them on eBay.

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“It was my business advisor who advised me of my suitability for Start-Up Loans for young entrepreneurs, delivered by London Small Business Centre.  In addition, my advisor worked with me to develop a robust business plan and a marketing strategy.”

What support did you gain from the London Small Business Centre?

I approached London Small Business Centre late 2012 seeking funding to acquire more stock and to develop a more consumer friendly website.

It was my business advisor who advised me of my suitability for Start-Up Loans for young entrepreneurs, delivered by London Small Business Centre. In addition, my advisor worked with me to develop a robust business plan and a marketing strategy.

Did you encounter any challenges?

The biggest challenge I faced when setting-up the business was self-belief and accepting that the small profit I was making in the beginning was indeed a sign of success.

As well as working on an e-commerce website, I am working on my marketing strategy to improve consumer awareness.

In the future I hope to design and include my own bespoke furniture range.

Images: Copyright Majeurs Chesterfield

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