Cassie Farren

What’s your business called?

Cassie Farren

Can you describe it in one sentence?

Empowering Mums in Business

When did you start it and what inspired you?

January 2013. I ended my marriage in 2012 and started life again as a single mum with 2 children from 2 dads. I hit rock bottom and wasn’t sure what to do with my life. I had a coaching session with a lady who told me that it hadn’t worked out when I worked for anyone else as it was time to start my own business. I laughed at her ! I had no money, no relevant qualifications and not much belief in myself but 3 months later I launched my business.

How did you fund your start up?

I saved up over 2 months and bought a new laptop and a website and got to work.

How do you manage working around your children?

My children are at school so my main hours are between 10.15am and 2.45pm – I will work occasional evenings if I need to.

Can you describe a typical day?

8am – 9.15 School run 9.15-10.15 walk and feed our dog 10.15- 2.45 work ( Skype calls, blogs, online networking, social media ) 2.45-4pm School run 4pm onwards – making packed luches, dinner, homework & relaxing once the boys are in bed.

What have you found hardest?

It has been hard learning so much, it can feel very overwhelming at times which is why I started an online group for other mums in business so we can all support each other.

What’s the best thing about being self employed?

Being able to go to every sports day, school play, parents into school day and if the boys are ill I don’t need to call my boss to ask for permission to look after them.

What are your plans for the future?

I am going to be launching a VIP programme which I’m really excited about.

What advice would yo give to Mum’s just starting out?

My advice would be to ‘know your why’ what is your reason for really wanting your own business and what are your goals? Make sure you know these as there will be many days where you feel like you have hit a brick wall and you maybe ask yourself is it all worth it. This is completely normal but it’s then that you need to remember why you started and why you want this to succeed which will help you to take a deep breathe and pick yourself up again.

If any mums in business or mums who are thinking about starting a business want to join my join we’d love you to be part of it

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