Shop mum says ugly and bad are good too

Business at La Shack has proved fun for Linda Adams (below).
Business at La Shack has proved fun for Linda Adams (below).
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A resolute entrepreneur has put the threat of redundancy behind her to set up her own shop.

Linda Adams, a part-time civil servant at the DWP Norcross Site opened La Shack, in The Garden Place, Cropper Road, at the beginning of the week as she plans her future ahead of possible redundancy in January.

Linda Adams

Linda Adams

Mum-of-two Mrs Adams, 53, made the decision to set up her South Shore shop - selling everything from bracelets to scarves, after testing the business during the summer in a Pop Up shop.

She said: “I got involved after my friend saw a sign telling people about Pop Up Britain which is a new initiative to get businesses back on to the high street.

“I’m still working part time in the civil service at Norcross but I could be made redundant next year and need something to move into.

“I speak to a lot of people who want their own business and now I’ve got my own.”

Mrs Adams moved into the Poulton Pop Up shop with the help of Wyre Council in June and got a taste for owning her own shop.

She admits it has been a steep learning curve – but one she is relishing.

Mrs Adams added: “It has been a Pepsi Max roller coaster ride and a huge learning curve.

“But I have enjoyed every minute of the good, the bad and ugly moments.”

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