Self-described ‘people person’ Sue McCormack founded her business My Little Dream Co after a series of unfortunate events forced her to re-evaluate her life.
“I lost my house, a marriage and then the day that my house actually settled, my father had a heart attack and passed away.”
Suddenly a single mother with limited prospects, McCormack said she spent much of the time that followed these life events in a fog.
“I’ll be honest. It was one foot in front of the other for a little while,” she says.
Then when her employer decided to shut up shop, McCormack found herself with another dilemma. Rather than join the ranks of the unemployed she decided to taker fate onto her own hands and took over the lease of the store to open a business.
My Little Dream Co. is a children’s speciality retailer, located in Sutherland. It specialises in formal wear and hard to find items for babies to teens.
“So, we do a lot of special occasion clothing – your flower girls, your holy communions, your suits and then we also do a range of beautiful day dresses as well and someday clothes for the boys.”
McCormack opened the bricks and mortar store nine months ago and the brand has grown significantly in a short time.
“It kind of happened very quickly and we ran with it.”
McCormack tells KBB the store has given her both security and independence.
“It seriously just all fell into place like it was meant to be. Everything came to me, it flowed. And I felt that I could do it and I think that’s the most important thing. I think I can do this and it was that little bit of self-belief that I probably hadn’t ever had before.”
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