We're excited to introduce you to Sarah, the owner behind Bumblebabee, a baby and toddler shop that focuses on Canadian, eco-friendly, and fair trade products based in Cambridge, ON. We hope you enjoy getting to know her and her business a little more.
What does the perfect morning look like to you?
- 6am wakeup, sitting on my balcony, sipping a homemade latte and eating french toast with my boyfriend and our puppy.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
What's your favourite thing about owning a small business?
- Freedom! Freedom to be creative, freedom in your day-to-day routines... I love being able to decide what I want to do and when I want to do it.
What 3 words best describe your business?
- Cute, ethical, fun
What did you do before you started your business?
- I worked in a fashion boutique
Any embarrassing moments you'd like to share with us?
- Once, I made a poster advertising a sale I was having in my shop. I wrote the wrong intersection on it for the store's location and didn't notice until 2 weeks after I had put them up all over town. #proofreadfail
What's your proudest moment in your business so far?
- Having people tell me that they genuinely love my shop and that it improves the downtown community. It is amazing to know that my business can impact others like that!
What's your favourite holiday and why?
- Christmas. You can't beat the entire month of Christmas treats, decorations, festive music... I wish every holiday was treated like Christmas!
What's the last book you read?
- Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
What's one of your biggest values when it comes to your business?
- Integrity and staying true to my values. That means ethical purchases over a fast and easy dollar.
What's the biggest problem your business solves for people?
- Providing new, high-quality baby and toddler products in an area oversaturated with made-in-China and chain store baby products
What's the biggest challenge you've overcome in your business?
- Self confidence and allowing myself to believe in endless abundance in relation to competition
If you could road trip anywhere next weekend, where would you go and why?
- The Elora Gorge - I want to spend a day hiking it because it is so pretty! It is hard to remember that we don't have to travel far to be able to find spectacular nature.