The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
Honestly: my second sale! My first sale was to my Dad, which was exciting and supportive, but when a stranger brought some of my tea I was very excited.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
As a mum of five, working part-time and running my own business is hectic, but sometimes you should just drop everything leave the dishes in the sink and say, “Let’s go to the beach!” I also try to include my kids in the business, whether it’s packing teas or helping me with photos for social media. The kids love it and see The Herb Garden as a family business.
The Drive: What challenges have you overcome?
It was a challenge for me to start my business. I toyed with the idea for years before I committed consciously and financially to starting it. Now I wish I had done it years ago, I think it’s important if you have a passion and a dream to follow it.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
Pros for running your business are making an income doing something you love, I get to share my passion for herbs with others and meet people who have an interest in herbs too. Also, through The Women’s Business School I’ve met a lot of inspirational women.
Hopes and dreams: What next?
The Herb Garden is introducing a new Kids Immune Boost blend. It contains hibiscus, licorice root, fennel and alfalfa. Hibiscus give the tea a fun red color and a sweet, almost raspberry flavor, and is high in vitamin C. Licorice offers a sweetness while helping the body to fight bacteria. Fennel is also high in vitamin C and is very soothing for digestion, gas and constipation. Alfalfa is one of the world’s most nutritionally dense foods and can offer kids a real boost, especially if they are fussy eaters.
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