MIV Catch Up - Andy Stephenson, Weekend Box
Weekend Box founder Andy Stephenson joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. The Weekend Box Club is a membership organisation created to provide high quality activities for you and your children to enjoy together.
@WeekendBoxClub Thanks for joining us today, could you firstly explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals
Weekend Box deliver activity boxes for 3-8s through the post, with things to make, bake, explore and more inside! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub Can you tell us about your background and what inspired you to set up your business? #MIVReveals
I was looking for gift ideas for my niece and nephew but didn’t want to buy anything plasticky; I started experimenting with boxes and the rest is history! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub How does the Weekend Box Club work? #MIVReveals
You join online and choose fortnightly or monthly boxes then we send amazing activities with everything you need through the post. You can pause or cancel anytime too! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub Who is your target market and what do you include in the box? #MIVReveals
Time-poor parents who love quality time with their children but don’t have time to trawl the shops for craft bits; we source everything and deliver through your letterbox! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub What have been the biggest challenges of setting up your #business? #MIVReveals
Coping with a fast-growing business is always the hardest challenge and always throws up things you never plan for, but they’re good problems to have! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub What type of financial and mentoring support have you received? #MIVReveals
We’ve received funding through @NorthstarVent and @StartUpLoansUK and countless hours of support from so many people, which has really helped us scale much quicker! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub How do you advertise your business? #MIVReveals
We use digital marketing, like Twitter. #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub What would you say is your proudest #business moment so far? #MIVReveals
Seeing all the photos we get sent in from our customers every weekend really makes all the long hours worthwhile! #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub What does success look like to you? #MIVReveals
Running a values-led business that makes a positive change to the world, that people can use to enjoy more quality time with their family #MIVReveals
@WeekendBoxClub what does the future hold - any exciting plans we should keep an eye out for? #MIVReveals
We’re working on some really exciting Top-Secret projects at the moment but we’ll be announcing these in the next couple of months, so stay tuned! #MIVReveals
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