Looking for something to sweeten your tooth? Are you a real estate agency, developer or small business and looking for the perfect client ‘thankyou’ gift that is easy to organise and a real delight? Look no further than Lollypotz. A Melbourne based, innovative company – this week’s Business Ninja is Susy Vulich from Lollypotz Ivanhoe.

As a special gift to Ruby Assembly Consultant pals, mention ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ when you call into Susy’s store or when you place an order by calling 9432 3888 and receive 5% off any arrangement purchased!

1. What makes your business magical, setting you apart from other competitors?
Attention to detail, and the ability to create that special something for that special occasion for a very affordable price.

2. What are your maddest ‘ninja skillz’?
Kids love my shop, and of course love to touch the pretty arrangements. To make them feel extra special ( and avoid touching the chocolate arrangements) I have TWO special kiddie chairs where the children sit and are offered a special treat..( that’s if mum allows). This way mum can select her gift in peace, and the children are taken care of!

3. How did your lightbulb moment in creating your business come about?

I bought into the Franchise. I have a creative flair, and have worked with people all my life. So the two together made getting into this business very easy!

4. What is your earliest memory?

Attending a franchise expo in Melbourne with both my children on either side of me. I was approaching the Lollypotz exhibit and said to myself…This is me. Funny enough my husband said the same thing!

5. What would your last meal be?
Everything seafood ( from Richmond Tavern), topped with a the best ever sticky date pudding

6. What is your best tip for recruiting staff or choosing business partners?
Recruiting staff – Make sure they know what their job will entail, being honest and know the person’s limitations.

7. What is your favourite sound?
I have two – the sound of the saxophone playing and listening to any Cafe del Mar.

8. Who would you like to invite to dinner?
All my immediate Family – they are so precious!!!

9. Who has inspired you to be a better ‘Business Ninja’?
Louise Curtis – Lollypotz Director and my darling husband

You can email Susy to put an order in – susy.vulich@lollypotz.com.au