Janette: Quite simply my daughter. When I was pregnant with her and as I waited in anticipation for her arrival, I referred to her as my “precious package”. I also have my own children’s label, “Busy Being” and that too was inspired by my daughter. After school I would always ask her, “ What did you do today? Were you busy being beautiful?”. And that is where the name for Busy Being was born from.
VBLL: How do you describe what your business is all about?
Janette: It’s a gift shop where you’ll find a range of home wares, books, a children’s clothing range and more. I also provide hand selected and individualised gift hampers for personal and corporate clients.
VBLL: Why did you choose what it is you do?
Janette: I live my passion/s, whatever they might be each day. Precious Packages is just that (a passion) and by having my own business I hope to inspire others to do the same. Everything I choose in my life I enjoy.
VBLL: Which direction would you like to see you business go?
Janette: As my business grows I can see myself moving from my home based location to larger premises in the Ipswich area. This will also provide local employment opportunities, which once again is giving back to the community. Another goal of mine as my business expands is to create awareness and support of local causes.
VBLL: What is fabulous about having a small business in the Ipswich area?
Janette: It supports the regeneration of Ipswich by bringing life back to it. It also allows you to get to know people and provide true customer service. As I mentioned earlier it also creates awareness of better options for others interested in beginning their own businesses and that anything is possible.
Precious Packages is open Wednesday through to Saturday and also provides Devonshire Teas and Cheese and Wine evenings (bookings required).
Visit www.ppgifts.com.au for further information.