Sisters taste sweet success with new business during lockdown
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Enterprising sisters have been learning new skills and making a difference by setting up their own business.
When Katy Brittain realised her daughters Freya Southworth, 13, and Ava Brittain, nine, would not be returning to school until September, she decided to teach them skills they could use for the rest of their lives.
She asked if they wanted to start their own business at their home in Worsley Mesnes and the girls thought it was a great idea.
They immediately got to work thinking of ideas and decided to sell popcorn boxes, where the recipient pops the corn themselves and adds their own toppings.
They started with three flavours and had more in the pipeline for future boxes.
Hawkley Hall High School pupil Freya and Ava, who attends St Paul’s Primary School, learned how to cost their boxes, source the cheapest ingredients, set up a Facebook page and design a logo.
The orders started coming in and the sisters made them up and delivered them to customers. They have learned many skills, including marketing through social media, understanding profit and loss, working as a team, and cleanliness and hygiene.
They are hoping to sell the popcorn boxes at farmers’ markets in future.
Freya and Ava plan to choose two charities to receive money raised through their business.
Mum Katy said: “I’m really proud of them. It’s nice to see them working together and doing something between them, rather than arguing.
“I thought it would build a nice bond between them and get them doing something to be proud of. It’s nice to see them working hard and it’s giving them a work ethic.”
To buy popcorn from the sisters, search for Freya and Ava’s Popcorn Post Boxes on Facebook.