The Chairman of the council’s Development Committee, Cllr Uel Mackin, recently visited local businesswoman Wendy Houston to hear about her positive experience as a ‘Go for It’ participant.
Wendy wanted to start a new chapter in her life and self-employment offered her the ideal opportunity to decide on her work-life balance.
She met Patricia, a business adviser at Lisburn Enterprise Organisation, and received assistance with a free business plan. It showed that her business idea would make a profit and she could receive a wage.
Wendy then pushed ahead with her business plan and set up Wonder Scents, making scented candles and bath bombs as well as offering a range of tartlet candle burners and gift baskets. She makes her own products in a variety of fragrances including lime, fresh cotton, jasmine, citrus burst and bubblegum.
Her business has been doing so well that Wendy recently took up a pod at Penny Square Market, Haslems Lane.
Cllr Mackin said it had been “very beneficial” to meet up with a Go for It participant and get an insight into the opportunities offered by the council-managed programme.
He urged any residents of the Lisburn and Castlereagh area who are thinking of starting their own business to contact the Go for It team on 0800 027 0639 or to log on to www.goforitni.com
For more information about Wonder Scents check out facebook.com/WonderScents