Meghan Potts mother of 4 is the founder and owner of Candy Rain Plymouth a nail salon. Meghan started her business from home due to expecting another child, and lack of space at home Meghan got help from the prince’s trust to open her nail salon.

Despite having bricks and mortar business, Meghan thinks it’s very important to prioritise her family and ensure she spends enough time with her children. She works three days a week and prioritise what’s important. 

Share your journey: Meghan Potts

“Family always has to come first if you get to a point where your family life is being jeopardised you have to find a solution to change that.” – Meghan Potts

 
 
 
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Candy Rain believes it is vital to give back to your community. They work with women (mostly) on a daily basis, so they feel passionate about supporting women’s charities. Here are two very productive charities they are supporting this year. 

The charities Candy Rain supports are:

The Pregnancy Crisis Centre
Pregnancy Crisis Care is a Plymouth-based charity helping women and their partners with any pregnancy related crisis by providing free, confidential, impartial support and counselling.

Teen Challenge
Hope House is one of the most successful female residential programmes in the UK. Since Hope House opened up in April 1996 hundreds of young women, have been helped by this centre based in South Wales and the staff has seen many families restored.

Teen Challenge UK is a registered charity and operates nationally to help young people who have developed life controlling problems, especially drug and alcohol addictions, and also to offer preventative help to those who may be in danger of doing so.

Share your journey: Meghan Potts
Share your journey: Meghan Potts

Candy Rain Nail Salon 

“When working with people don’t take things to personally” – Meghan Potts

 
 
 
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In this interview you’ll hear:

  • Details about Meghan’s business and family.
  • How she got started with Candy Rain.
  • Fears she has had along the way to do with finances and the help she got from the prince's trust.
  • The challenges she has faced with customers, staff, and feedback.
  • How she creates harmony between business and family.
  • Meghan gives insight into her routine.
  • How a nanny had helped with work/life balance.
  • How she manages the school holidays.
  • Advice for fellow parents in business.
  • Tips and advice on things she has learned on her journey.
  • Future plans.