Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?
I became a mum in 2012 working as a Senior Consultant for a leisure management consultancy, this provided me with a career having first started the company aged 17 as an Office Junior. My son Jacob was born in 2012, I then went into have my second son Braydon in 2015. As my family increased I then decided that working out on the road didn’t suit my family lifestyle as I would often work away from home and late evenings. I then decided to change my career and moved onto working for A company who specialises in mergers and acquisitions selling privately owned businesses, I love my job as this really gives me a challenge and no one day is ever the same. Daily I speak to entrepreneurs about their businesses they have and what exit plans they have in relation to selling their businesses.
This then sparked an interest in me in that I wanted to do be good at something for myself, so in 2015 I left my employment to have my third baby – a little girl renae. Whilst on maternity leave I decided to go on some beauty courses as well as a semi permanent make up course.
I have since returned to my employment working Monday to Wednesday’s and then also run my own beauty room Thursday – Saturday’s where I deliver a range of beauty treatments to my clients,
What’s your business called?
Beauty Glo Box
Can you describe it in one sentence?
Offering semi permanent makeup, lash extensions and a variety of beaut treatments
When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
In 2015, my children and my partner David inspired me.
How did you fund your start up?
My partner David has helped me become established, I could not have done this without his support
How do you manage working around your children?
They are in childcare nursery and school. I try to work my appointments whilst they are in school and nursery, I always dedicate Sunday as family time to spend with David and the children
Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
At beauty Glo box a typical day could be client consultations meeting ladies who want semi permanent make up, I could also then have to answer client questions and queries and manage my own diary as well as carry out treatments
What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
Getting established with clients, adapting to the beauty sector and having a professional relationship with clients
What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?
I fit everything around my children, I can still work, bring an income in and spend time with my family.
What are your plans for the future?
To become well known in the semi permanent make up arena, potentially become a trainer for this profession and teach other mumprenurs what I have learnt
What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?
Go for it! Invest in yourself and believe in yourself. We get one chance on this amazing planet so do what is in your dreams!
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