MIV Catch Up - Liz Wilson, Ma Baker

Ma Baker founder Liz Wilson joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Friday 29th July 2016.  Ma Baker is an award winning micro bakery in the heart of Fulham, delivering fresh, homemade, real bread. Everything is made from stone ground organic flours sourced from the Cotswolds and other natural ingredients.

Bread classes, which are listed as one of the Top 5 classes to do in London, are held in Ma Baker’s Fulham kitchen and also in a private kitchen in Holyport near Maidenhead.

@MaBakerBakes thanks for joining us Liz Wilson, could you firstly just explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals

Hello. I run Fulham’s only micro bakery delivering real bread to the good people of SW6. I also teach a range of bread classes. #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes Can you tell us about your background and what inspired you to start up your business? #MIVReveals

I've always loved food and when I did a bread course, it was the lightbulb moment! I just started baking and loved it #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes What makes your bread unique compared to competitive products currently available? #MIVReveals

My bread uses only organic ingredients, is hand made with no additives and in accordance with the @RealBread campaign guidelines #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes What have been the biggest challenges of setting up your #company? #MIVReveals

Trying to bake 50 loaves in a domestic oven! Luckily I now have a bigger bread oven which makes my bake days a whole lot easier #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes What type of financial and #mentoring support have you received? #MIVReveals

I was lucky enough to receive a grant for my oven and mentoring from @PlunkettFoundat which was brilliant. They were great #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes Can you tell us about your involvement with @SmallBizSatUK? #MIVReveals

@Myincventures @SmallBizSatUK Great working with them. Hugely supportive, good exposure and fab to network with other small biz's #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes What would you say is your proudest #business moment so far? #MIVReveals

It would have to be seeing my business grow and the huge joy my bread and my teaching bring. Good bread makes people smile. #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes How do you advertise your business? #MIVReveals

Through word of mouth. My bread is my calling card. Plus lots of great bread porn across all the major social media platforms #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes What does success look like to you? #MIVReveals

Success is doing what you love and making others happy because of it. #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes What does the future hold? Any exciting plans we should keep an eye out for? #MIVReveals

I am looking to maybe move the bakery out of my home and look for bigger premises. A big step! Watch this space !#MIVReve

@MaBakerBakes Finally what advice would you give to other #entrepreneurs looking to set up their #ownbusiness? #MIVReveals

Go for it! Be very organised. Network with other small businesses. Make friends with an accountant. Be the best you can #MIVReveals

@MaBakerBakes Thanks so much for joining us Liz Wilson.  We wish you every success with your future business plans #MIVReveals

@Myincventures Thanks so much. Great talking to you. Must go bake now! Happy Friday #MIVReveals

 

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