Interview: Carole Holding Studios

Interview: Carole Holding Studios

In our new series of interviews we are looking to interview and get to know local Bermudian business owners and entrepreneurs. They can be just starting or been in business for years, but we want to get to know what got them started and what has made them successful.

The goal is to help the community get to know the great people behind the businesses people see and use every day, and to hopefully inspire anyone to start their own business some day….

 

Interview: Carole Holding Studios

 

How did the idea for your business come about?

Carole: I was a stay home Mum and pursued a childhood interest of art

What is the significant difference your business brings to the market?

Carole: Mostly my own designs, packaging as well as my gourmet foods- I am by trade a Professional Chef

How did you decide on the location for your business?

Carole: I have operated businesses in St. George’s, Hamilton and now Dockyard

How important have good employees been to your success?

Carole: I would not be where I am without my terrific staff

Describe/outline your typical day?

Carole: Always changing depending on the business demands

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

Carole: Training in London, arriving in Bermuda, Marrying my husband and being an entrepreneur

What has been your most successful form of marketing?

Carole: Word of mouth for the past 25 yrs.

How do you build a successful customer base?

Carole: Word of mouth again!

What kind of culture exists in your organization?

Carole: I am mainly a tourist shop specializing in my art, designs and gourmet foods

Excluding yours- what company or business do you admire?

Carole: Diamonds International in Dockyard. The owners started out with a small shop in one of the Islands and now have a chain of over 100 shops including Bermuda 

Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?

Carole: I am getting on and love to work , meet my customers and have feed back from them about my work both art and my gourmet foods it is a great joy to receive their comments

Describe your business in three words…

Carole: Bermudian influenced gifts

We want to thank Carole Holding for taking the time to answer our questions! You can contact at carole@caroleholding.bm

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