When you are a small business, it is difficult to cater for all eventualities, unless you happen to operate a business like Thandi Johnson’s TWJ Events Supplies. Catering to the needs of adult and children’s parties, bridal and baby showers, catering and bakery supplies, as well as craft for school projects and mass events catering and décor supplies, TWJ really does cover all bases.Thandi adds here business is built on good service, something she learned early on, as her exposure to the business background stems from when her parents owned shops in Soweto. She says that this exposure left her well aware of how owning your own business can be a bed of roses filled with thorns, but it also taught her that as long as you stay focused and work hard you will succeed.She says that having become a stay at home mom, she needed to begin contributing to household finances when the budget got a little tight. She chose the catering and supplies field because it offered flexibility in terms of time and she could do it from her own home.According to Thandi, her customers include walk-in consumers, businesses such as restaurants (for take away supplies), caterers and bakers, and even large corporates - like Pick n Pay – that come to her for bakery supplies. This, she says, is because she is accessible, well-priced and offers variety and convenience, coupled with excellent service.She aims to grow her business to the point of becoming a well-known brand, thereby enabling her to create more job opportunities. She also wants to own her own business premises, rather than leasing. To achieve this, she requires assistance with obtaining sufficient working capital, as well as help with increased advertising and marketing.