I started as an internet business back in 1999.
I went through some retraining on a computer course during a prolonged period of unemployment.
I found a tutor that latched onto my love of vinyl and snapping up bargains at car boot sales.
After a lot of heavy backside kicking she talked me into launching my online business and before long I was selling Vinyl and CD's worldwide.
The business built year on year until around the end of 2006 when I started to see a lot more people selling online with hobby businesses.
My wife Hannah came up with a wonderful idea of trying the retail market when our eldest son James couldn't find any work experience.
Into the local flea market we went and saw a wonderful response from a public starved of the the disappearing record shop.