Ask Anne-Marie: Business Tips

For Bramble Berry CEO and Founder Anne-Marie, it's hard to believe we're celebrating our 20th anniversary! She opened Bramble Berry in 1999 with just a few products, and she did everything from running the website to packing orders. We now have 60,000+ customers and more than 90 employees.

Along the way, Anne-Marie learned valuable lessons about owning a small business - sometimes the hard way. In this video, she answers your business questions! That includes what advice she would give her past self, what you need to get your business off the ground, and her favorite how-to books.

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00:34 @labulariasoaps - Wow! 20 years? That is super amazing. 😍 Congrats, Anne Marie! You've always been an inspiration. I have a question, what is that one thing, if there's any, you wish you knew when you're just starting up your business?

2:31 @pearlglow_bodybutter_and_soap - I watched an interview of yours on YouTube that you did a few years back. Very informative. My question is what are the top 3-5 things, other than insurance, that you recommend you have to really get your business off and running?

5:13 @sisterfulanfulan - Congrats on 20 years! My question is...if you could go back in time to 20 years ago...what 3 pieces of advice would you give yourself?

9:52 @thesensibleshoppe - Congratulations Anne-Marie! Way to go & what an achievement! I recently took the plunge & started my business, so looking forward to your wisdoms & insights in your next video! Is there a book (or two or more!) you would highly recommend for soaping business know-hows/tips?

12:17 @sheeprockfarms - Thinking about expanding is terrifying, even though the thought of having some help sounds nice. What was the job of the first person you hired?

14:32 @glass_oak - How have you managed to sustain your business for 20 years despite challenges you must’ve faced ?

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