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SuperBusiness: How I Started SuperJam from My Gran's Kitchen by Fraser Doherty

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3 Finding Support

I convinced my gran to teach me her jam-making secrets and give me all of the advice that I needed to start making it myself. We spent an afternoon making jam together, which I found fascinating, and I got super excited about the prospect of starting my own little jam business.

When we got home, I ran round to the supermarket and invested about £2 in a few oranges and a bag of sugar. I made the first few jars of marmalade that afternoon and took them round the street in a plastic bucket. I couldn't even wait for the jars to cool down properly before visiting the neighbours, I was too excited.

I returned home having sold those first few jars with about £4 in my pocket. I felt like I had accomplished something huge: I had created ...

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