The Book Balloon

Heidi Thomas, Independent Usborne Organiser


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Hi, here is my story.

I first came across Usborne Books when my Mum bought some for my children from a local craft fair. The books were gorgeous and a big hit with my small children, then 3 and 1.

She also picked up an information pack about starting your own home-based business selling these wonderful books. I was immediately hooked. The low start up cost helped too. I really had nothing to lose!

I sell the books through home parties, toddler groups, fetes and fairs and also schools, a real mixture of events. I like the variety that it offers, but also the flexibility. I still run home parties with the starter kit, so there is no need to buy in extra stock.


I love being my own boss, and the fact that there are no targets was a real hook for me.However, there are some great incentives. I have been an Usborne Leader for over 13 years and have been lucky enough to travel to some wonderful places, Monaco, Mexico, Italy and most recently Beijing. (The photo is of me at the Great Wall of China earlier in 2016)

I am proud of the fact that I have a successful business, but have been there for my children as they have grown into lovely young adults, who are already showing an entrepreneurial spirit.  I firmly believe that you can be around for your children as they grow up AND have a successful business.

With over 20 years experience in teaching and training, my favourite part of my job is supporting supporting other Mums to grow in confidence and build a flexible business around their family.

If you would like to find out more about building you own flexible home-based business, please contact me for further information and an informal chat.

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Heidi Thomas

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Mob: 07739 287168

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