A single mum who used one week’s benefits to set up a successful florists is celebrating her second year in business.
Isiasha John, aged 27, owner of Floral Favourites in Carr Hill, Balby, has seen her business continue to grow from strength to strength and has now branched out selling arts and crafts items alongside her floral creations.
Isiasha juggles the demands of being a mum to nine-year-old Morgan-Rose alongside running her business.
She said: “I went to college to train as a florist and worked at Tom Wood’s for a bit then I decided I wanted to open my own business.
“It has been hard being a single mum and setting it up, but I think it’s easy for some people to make excuses and come up with reasons why they can’t do something.
“I was really determined to do it so I used one week’s benefits – about £60 – to buy stock, and the shop has just grown from there.”
And two years on Isiasha is still coming up smelling of roses.
She said: “Things are going really well and I’m helping other local businesses out too by selling craft items.”