Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?
I’m Holly,I first became a mum at 21 in 2009 and have had a baby every two years since. I’m now a mum of five gorgeous children. Sienna 9,Isabella 7, Ava 5, Olivia 3 and Daniel 1. We live in Oxfordshire.
What’s your business called?
Are We There Yet?
Can you describe it in one sentence?
We provide childrens travel packs guaranteed to entertain and engage whilst travelling and beyond.
When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
I became a mumpreneur the summer of 2018. Inspired by my own children and their needs when travelling.
How did you fund your start up?
It was completely self funded with savings.
How do you manage working around your children?
In addition to running my own business I also home educate my children. They alway take my priority but it’s a constant juggle of children, work, house jobs, play dates, laundry and cooking! Most my work gets done first thing in the morning or in the evening when the children are sleeping.
Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
Daily I have to make up orders and post them, update social media, check stock levels and order new stock.
What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
Lack of time is my biggest struggle. My to do list always requires more time than I have to give. To be honest I haven’t found the magic answer yet! At the moment I prioritise the todo list then I always know the most important things get done daily.
What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?
Having the flexibility to work around your family.
What are your plans for the future?
I have lots of ideas and big plans to expand and add new products to Are We There Yet range in 2019. As well as some very exciting collaborations coming up.
What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?
Believe in yourself and your product because if you don’t how do you expect others to?