The drive: What challenges have you overcome?
The biggest challenge for me has been working through lockdowns. My professional photography was cancelled twice due to snap lockdowns in regional Victoria. I also faced delays in web design and marketing, and all of these were stressful for me. Thankfully, I have the support of my family and friends, and each of these challenges were overcome with time.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
The big pro for me is that I can work flexibly from home and do the bulk of my work while my children are asleep. I am also very passionate about the work that I do, and I enjoy being able to share my passion with my customers.
The cons are that I have given up a regular pay cheque for a business that can be very up and down in terms of customer numbers. For me though, the pros far outweigh the cons.
Hopes and dreams: What next?
I hope to expand my business to include selling in stores as well as online. I also hope to expand to include all sorts of different products just for mothers and babies.