I had a chat with Amy and you can have a read here
1. What is your business? What do you do and how long have you been in business?
I'm Amy, the Founder and Director of Amy Newton Interiors. My passion for interiors began as a teenager with both of my parents working in the new build housing industry and thus many visits to show homes followed over the years where I would dream of one day being an Interior designer.
For a long time life took me down a different path of study and work but the passion never left me as I renovated my own properties.
Nowadays, my time is spent reading interiors magazines and exploring home decor shops to such an extent that there is no other path for me to take and so followed my decision to create Amy Newton Interiors.
I am passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces tailored to suit your personal needs, style and budget. I believe that your home should be a reflection of your personality and lifestyle and act as your sanctuary. Why not contact me today to see how I can help you to achieve your dream space?
Amy Newton Interiors is based in South Manchester and provides residential interior design and home styling.
For clients outside of Greater Manchester and Cheshire, I also provide an online interior design service.
2. Which is your favourite social media platform as a creative?
I love Instagram and this is where you will find most of my work being shared. I recently reached 3,000 followers which I'm really proud of. I also enjoy Facebook for the groups but am still finding my feet on LinkedIn.
3. Tell us how you manage to juggle everything as a "Company of One"
I feel lucky that I started my business when my kids were a bit older so they don't need me as much (although I still feel mum guilt when they are home and I'm working, not sure that ever goes.
I've also started coaching recently and it has shifted my mindset to a much more positive and organised one. I've got a booking system in place which saves a lot of time and I've learnt how to say no to jobs that aren't right for me. I feel privileged to be able to do that.
4. Tell us about your experience with Enterprising You and FreelanceHER?
I learnt a lot on both of these courses about running a small business and explored some passive income avenues, watch this space... some may still be in the pipeline.
5. You seem to be going from strength to strength.. What's the future plan for Amy Newton Interiors?
To carry on as I am, growing organically and maybe outsourcing more of the back office tasks. I am loving what I have created and really enjoying working on some bigger projects locally.