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Cup Overflows Designs – Running a Creative Business

Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?

I’m Andrea Williamson, originally from Kansas but currently living in Iowa. I have two boys Jaxson 5, Knox 2. I’m married to Trent we met when I was 11, and he was 12.

What’s your business called?

Cup Overflows Designs

Can you describe it in one sentence?

Bow ties & knitted blankets, recently working on bow head bands.

When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?

It started when I just had my first son, I taught myself to knit. I knitted him a blanket, and people asked to place orders.

How did you fund your start up?

I had just a little bit to make one blanket, and it created more profit.

How do you manage working around your children? Nap time, or structured play/learning activities.

Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time? I’m a SAHM, typically I get breakfast made up. Take my oldest son to school. House work, play with my youngest or a play date, lunch time, then his nap time. That’s when I complete orders, or make new creations. Then send them off. I try to fit in a walk throughout my day, being in nature is my favorite. Other times I’m usually in my garden!

What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?

I had a slow season, and I quickly had to adapt to changing of times. I recently discovered SOE to help gain more exposure.

What’s the best thing about being mumprenuer?

I enjoy making things, and creating. It’s therapeutic for me. Also of course being able to be around my family more.

What are your plans for the future?

Expand, getting into making a designer line.

What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?

Don’t give up, and quickly adapt to change.

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