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Running a Video Business – The Quick Brown Fox Video Production Ltd

Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?
My name is Karina Perdomo and I’m a 37 year old mum to M (8) & L (2)

What’s your business called?
the Quick Brown Fox Video Production Ltd

Can you describe it in one sentence?
Making movie magic for families and small businesses.

When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
Having our second child definitely was an Eureka moment. We wanted to spend more time together as a family and build something that our children could be proud of

How did you fund your start up?
Personal loans

How do you manage working around your children?
One day at a time! I try to set daily goals for family life and work commitments. I try not to be too hard on myself which is difficult for I’m very competitive, but parenthood has taught me patience. And the work / family juggle is definitely an endurance test 😉

Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
A typical day for us involves traveling to various filming locations either for recces or for actual filming; twice a week I work from home and use this time to discuss pre-production with Victor, contact our freelancers and get admin done

What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
Cash flow is a big one. It’s hard to detach ourselves from the process but we’ve found that in order to be taken seriously by prospective clients we need to be fierce about our admin and alway be on top of our finances.

What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?
I get to be spontaneous and spend time with the girls. Not being trapped in a routine is priceless. I’m very fortunate to be able to organise my own schedule.

What are your plans for the future?
Two years ago I set out on a mission to make ourselves known in Southfields to begin with, as *the* go to videographers. We’re now the video guys for many areas in Wandsworth. Anybody who’s worked with us is always happy to recommend our services, from video compilations, to small family reunions, to weddings, to corporate events and product launches, loads of people running their own business in SW18, SW11, SW6 know where to find us and are happy to come back to us over and over again.

What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?
Patience and perseverance. Organisation and planning but above all not to give up.

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