A one-stop shop of trusted brands that are all travel friendly, aiming to make each journey a little bit simpler and a lot more fun.

A LITTLE FIND is a one-stop shop of trusted brands that are all travel friendly, whether it be due to their size (everything on the site is 100ml or under), or an accessory that just makes that journey a little bit easier. Founder Caroline Jacobs tells us more.

In the world we live in today, we are on a constant journey and travelling doesn’t always mean catching a flight. It can be as simple as getting from home to work, to the gym, or a car journey to visit family.

What was the inspiration for the site?
The combination of my passion for discovering brands and seeing a gap in the market.

When did you launch the site?
September 2017.

What are your greatest challenges?
It is a very competitive environment that we are operating in and it takes time to become established. Equally it takes time for our customers to appreciate our differentiation from high street retailers and other e-shops and the love and care that we put into our curation of products and brands. We are not simply another online shop, I see A LITTLE FIND as a concept store offering something for every age, gender and budget.

What's your background?
After working as a management consultant, I followed my dream of starting my own company and created an organic food brand. While building and leading this company, we won several awards. I stepped down from the company just before the birth of my first daughter and the company was also then sold. 3 children later, a move from Zurich to Cambridge and then to London my desire to start a new venture was bigger than ever.

Who do you admire in business?
I have always had an admiration for inspirational, creative but also strategic thinking entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs who dare to follow their dream, listen to their gut feeling and are ultimately builders.

Please recommend a website and / or app that helps you promote or run your business or that you simply couldn't live without
Shopify / Monday / Hootsuite & Slack.

Do you have a favourite business podcast?
I enjoy listening to the Sheerluxe Success Stories.

What is the best piece of business advice you've been given?
Whatever you do in life do it with passion and give it your best shot. Don't be disheartened if it doesn’t all work out first time round, take a step back, re-focus and continue with fresh enthusiasm.

What is your motto?
Dare to dream big as everything is possible in life.

Where do you see the business going from here?
We have ambitious growth plans, yet I will not compromise on the quality and care we put into the selection of each individual brand and the trust that we have gained from our customers. Ultimately we aim to establish A LITTLE FIND as THE destination to find an interesting curation of brilliantly inspiring brands, products and gifts for the whole family.

I am also working on our first branded products, a process I deeply enjoy. But as with everything, I want to make sure that we put the same care and attention into the development process and I can't wait to tell you more about it in due course.

May 2018