This week we meet coco from Hawkes General Store in Orange NSW. (Coco is same age as me and my daughter was 2 when we started Fiona Kate) and the family business is where she grew up. Pop over to the site to see how wonderful that must have been and still is...
How did you come to start your business?Hawkes general store is a family business - my mum opened it when i was 2. I purchased it from her nearly six years ago. It was in my blood I think.
How long has your business been running?Hawkes General store opened in 1976 - so 35 years ago.Can you describe your average day?hectic! setting up, coffee, phones ringing, laughter, unpacking boxes of stock (lots of them), more coffee, wrapping, lots of chat, packing in, cleaning up, PHEW time to go home.
What are you excited about for spring?all the beautiful dresses & accessories and colourful home wares! and SUNSHINE.What is your favourite part about Hawkes General Store?
Your least favourite task?nothing - i love it all!
Where is your favourite spot to sit during your work day?I can't remember the last time i sat down at work! but if i did it would be under the weeping mulberry tree in our sunny courtyard - feet up, having a coffee (made by our baritsa Danny)
Hawkes general store is the first of our stockists to have the yellow and black ( 2 separate colours not like a bumblebee) poster grids.