Choccie Bar was in its infancy when nominated for the Venus Awards and itâ€™s true to say that the experience provided an enormous boost to getting the company on the map.
We met, networked and became part of a unique business community which not only raised our profile but afforded us all kinds of open doors and business opportunities. Itâ€™s been similarly helpful and an absolute pleasure to be an ambassador and watch and encourage others along their journeys.
Starting a chocolate company, essentially risking a great income and oneâ€™s life savings to follow a hunch, although itâ€™s been exciting and satisfying itâ€™s also a nail-biting, tense experience. Meeting like-minded individuals who offer nothing but applause, validation and encouragement, not to mention opening doors and opportunities is like stepping out the arctic in nothing but a bikini and hopping into a warm bath.
Put away your reservations and be fabulous.