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Jo Evans, Co-Founder of multi award-winning Figgy’s Puddings: Embrace flexible working - Brought to you by NatWest

Jo Evans, Co-Founder of multi award-winning Figgy’s Puddings: Embrace flexible working - Brought to you by NatWest

Monday, 25 February 2019

Evans and her husband, Richie, launched their thriving micro-business in 2007 and demand has proven that people are prepared to pay a premium for a handmade luxury Christmas pudding.

It has also shown the Devon-based entrepreneur that there’s life beyond the corporate world (she was previously a marketing manager) and that it’s possible to run a business, choose your own hours and even home-school your children.

 

“That freedom drives me to succeed,” says Evans, who says the internet has enabled countless entrepreneurs to dip their toe into a business venture while still working full-time.

 

Top tip: “If you’ve been working in an office, you’re going to miss the team environment – so recreate one by getting involved with local organisations like the Chamber of Commerce.”

 

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