Fill­ing a niche with Viche

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years ago. It’s about ed­u­ca­tion and knowl­edge,’’ she says.

OCA of­fers a range of cour­ses in fields such as fit­ness, avi­a­tion, jour­nal­ism, pho­tog­ra­phy and busi­ness. On­line mar­ket­ing cour­ses at be­gin­ning, in­ter­me­di­ate and ad­vanced lev­els are also avail­able to help small busi­ness own­ers.

It is just the be­gin­ning for Brookes. She says the next step is to ex­pand her busi­nesses to in­clude off­line out­lets.

‘‘We get asked all the time, ‘Can we come in and see your shop?’

‘‘So that’s in the pipe­line for Viche,’’ she says.

A col­lege for OCA is also on the cards. ‘‘I don’t feel there yet,’’ she says. ‘‘But what it’s done for me as a per­son is open up my eyes and it’s made me think, ‘ Wow, I re­ally love what I’m do­ing.

‘‘I want to have mul­ti­ple busi­nesses, I want to ab­sorb all of this.

‘‘I’m not con­tent, I’ll tell you that. I’m go­ing to keep go­ing.’’

GIFTS THAT GIVE:

Ch­eryl Brookes runs two on­line busi­nesses from home.

Pic­ture: Bruce Long

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