The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
It’s not really a huge breakthrough; I think of it as a lot of small ones. I take time and effort with each client, and when I see that lightbulb moment that they get and how I can help build their business with them, that’s the breakthrough for me.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
My partner is amazing and we talk through our weekly plans so we are both aware was is happening and who needs to be where. We are currently setting up my new office at the mini-golf course back room, so I can have a space to meet clients but also be onsite to cover my commitments to the course.
The drive: What challenges have you overcome?
My biggest challenge has been juggling the commitments I have to the mini-golf course and then to building my business. By the course becoming one of my “clients”, I set aside times to work on the businesses needs like social media and graphics, and I charge them for it. This way the work gets done, but I don’t feel like it’s taking away from my business. Instead, it’s now my main portfolio item, as I am so proud of what we have built for our community.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
The need to be available 24/7 is hard. You want to work and make people happy, but really need to clock out at a reasonable time each day. Some days I cave and work a little harder, but then I give myself a break the next day.
The pros are being my own boss, making my own schedule and I can make as much as I am willing to work.
Hopes and dreams: What next?
I would like to build up to a small design agency – a place that stay-at-home mums and small businesses can afford and trust to help build their small online business.