Filling a niche with Viche
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.’’
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Cheryl Brookes runs two online businesses from home.
Picture: Bruce Long