Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?
My name is Pamela & I live with my partner Marc . We have two gorgeous girls Eva (6) & Libby
What’s your business called?
My business is called Admin Angel Virtual Assistant
Can you describe it in one sentence?
I work with growing businesses, taking care of their Admin to allow them to focus on running their business
When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
I wanted work to fit around my girls & give me some flexibility. Finding this is not easy (even though a lot of BIG companies claim to offer this, I’m afraid it can be very hard to find) hence why I took the leap & decided to run my own business.
How did you fund your start up?
I funded everything myself. I didn’t require much money to start however finding time was the hardest part!
How do you manage working around your children?
Working around children is hard! At first I used to work whilst my youngest was sleeping & in the evenings but as she grew into a very active toddler I quickly realised I had to set “work” days where I could focus on work.
Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
A typical day involves getting kids up, breakfast, dropped off at school/childminder. Then it’s time to do my clients work. As I offer packages, some days I do a full day for one client, others days I only do a few hours then it’s a meeting/ emails / invoicing plus lots more ! Time Management & planning each day is crucial for me
What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
Becoming self employed has been a HUGE challenge for me . Firstly not having a guaranteed set wage was daunting ! Other things such as learning to switch off and enjoy family time rather than constantly thinking you must always be doing something & learning to stop doubting myself .
What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?
The best thing is not having to miss the little things – like sports days or school afternoons. If I still worked in corporate world of 9-5 I’m sure I would not have been able to attend half as much!
What are your plans for the future?
The plans for the future is to continue to grow & eventually be able to offer work to other mums who want to work but also have some time with their kids!
What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?
Starting & running my business has been the hardest thing I have ever done however it has also been one of the most rewarding things & I have met some fantastic people along the way!
If you have an idea , or are thinking of starting out in business then go for it ! There is never a right moment or time so just try it! Good luck!