Meet the team: Alana runs baby and kids markets in East Fife and West Lothian
I came across Mum2mum Market when having a clear-out at home. We needed to sell on a lot of Rosie’s outgrown things and booked a stall at the nearest sale. I love the concept of reusing things, especially when so much baby and toddler stuff barely gets used and is in mint condition. I’ve always been interested in working for myself and this sounded like a great way to start!
After looking into becoming a franchisee, we decided as a family to go ahead in the hope that it would give me more flexibility with working hours. My husband already does two jobs on chaotic shifts, and I am a teacher 4 days a week. I can do Mum2mum Market organisation in the evenings when my daughter is asleep and I’m really enjoying learning about running my own business.
Sale day is a real family event for us! I do the admission desk and chat to people as they come in, my husband helps people unload their cars and then takes lots of photos. My Dad runs the café, and my mum and Rosie go round checking if anybody needs help with anything!
The best thing about it is watching all the happy families leaving our sales with their arms heavily loaded with all their bargains!
The best thing about it is watching all the happy families leaving our sales with their arms heavily loaded with all their bargains! I’ve had two nearly new sales in Levenmouth so far, and one family at the last sale left with a high chair, a pram, a box full of toys and a jumperoo they got for £10! What amazing bargains!
I also love that Mum2mum Market supports the local community, and local businesses. It’s different to some other similar sales because we can have children’s activity providers running taster sessions, photographers doing mini photo-shoots, we often have charities joining us free of charge, and I’ve even got the local council offering free car seat safety checks in conjunction with the fire service at my next event. This brings people together and turns it into a real Community Event, and not just a sale! I’m really excited about watching the sales continue to grow!
Alana runs mum2mum market nearly new sales in East Fife and West Lothian
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