Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta – Lennox Head
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Please tell us a little bit about your business
My husband and I own and run Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta. It is a small dine in restaurant with takeaway and delivery services. We sell fresh and fabulous gourmet style pizza and pasta among other things.
Where you nervous/reluctant to start?
I think you would be crazy if you were not nervous jumping into a new venture. The Pizza Shop was an established business, so it came with a customer base, however you are always wondering if you have what it takes to keep those customers and build the business up to where you have envisaged it. Fortunalty we both had about 10 years of hospitality experience. however you never really understand how much work is involved when the business is your own.
What gave you the confidience to do it?
I suppose because we had the experiance, we knew what we were getting into to an extent. We knew it woud be a great challenge and could see the potential to turn it into a cranking little business. So with that in mind we jumped straight in.
If you work from home, how do you make it work? i.e. roster? work at night when kids are asleep?
My husband runs the shop and works fairly long hours. I take care of the books, admin advertising ect… from home. Which is the part I love. Since having our second child it has become more of a challenge to stay on top of things, but we manage. I try to work at night and when the baby sleeps. Its a constant juggle as there is always something that needs to be done, but I enjoy it.
Have you found a great website that you use for reference/guidance/help with your business?
It’s a bit geeky and boring but I’m always heading to the ATO website, I find it’s a great site for all my bookeeping questions.
What about a facebook page that you love to visit?
Recently I have been really intereseted in Facebook marketing so I have become a fan of a fair few pages that focus on marketing through social media.
If you could give someone who is about to start their own business any advice what would it be?
My best advice would be to be sure you know and have had experiance in the field you would like to start your business in. It really does go along way and minimises any chances for failure. Follow your heart and passions but use your head!
You can contact Nathan and Nicci on the following details.. Make sure you check out their fabulous new website. It is INCREDIBLE if I do say so myself.
2/56 Ballina Street
Lennox Head NSW 2478
Phone: 02 6687 7080
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