Small business, I’m talking businesses with less than 20 employees, account for almost 98% of all businesses in Australia. So, when times are tough lets show-up for our mates in business and support your local! In this series, we’re chatting to ‘local’, purpose-driven businesses owners, highlighting who they are, what they do, why they chose to go into business, and why you should get behind them. Introducing Black Orchid Designs. I chat with owner Lindsey Kus.
Flossi: Hi Lindsey, you’re the owner of Black Orchid Designs, tell me about your business and what you do?
LK: At Black Orchid Designs, we create personalised products for individuals and businesses.
What’s your business story so far?
LK: Black Orchid initially started out more as a side hobby business after I had my first baby, my old work wasn’t flexible with part time but I missed my creative outlet, so Black Orchid Designs was born. We have slowly grown and we have had everything thrown at us, from me having bad HG during my second pregnancy, to being evacuated in the bushfires fires, to floods and now a pandemic. Each time something’s thrown at us, we have come out stronger.
What’s your business philosophy?
LK: We want to be able to provide bespoke and keepsake items for all budgets. We don’t want anyone to miss out on having something special just for them. We also love giving back and supporting those around us that have supported us.
What set’s you apart from your competitors – why should people visit your business and what can they expect?
LK: We love a challenge! We’re always pushing our skills and learning new ways of doing things. I’m a Graphic Designer with a background in product development, promotional products and sign writing, so we have a vast range of knowledge. We can create the right product for you whether it’s from a business or personal perspective – just ask us.
We are a home-based business but we are also a serious business. We absolutely love what we do, and love creating new products and seeing how people implement them into their lives. Seeing our customers happy and excited to receive their products is our greatest reward.
Where to find Black Orchid Designs:
LK: Black Orchid Designs is online and open 24/7. We like to be in touch with our customers and are open to social media and email interactions and will always respond at our earliest convenience.
Buy something beautiful at Black Orchid Designs here.