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What compelled you to start the business?
The need to find books in Spanish to read to my little one, not easy to find in Australia, especially for children.
How long have you been operating?
I started the business in October 2020.
Describe Mr Wombat Books in a sentence.
We offer books in Spanish and English for children and young people, with unique stories and spectacular illustrations … and we love what we do!
How many hours per week do you currently apply to the business?
Not as much as I would like. I have a full-time job but manage around 20 hours per week on the business.
Do you have any brands or mentors that you look up to?
I wasn’t sure how to start and spent much time considering the name, marketing concepts, the financial, business plan. I found a book “The Nudge” by Sonya Driver and it helped me to organise and plan my ideas in a way that enabled me to start. Also attending webinars from ato.gov.au was really useful to start my business.
What plans do you have for the business in 2021?
I would like more people to know about Mr. Wombat Books, and also gain recognition for our writers and illustrators. Also to connect and network with other business owners, to gain knowledge and business support from them.