TOOWOOMBA businesswomen are proving balancing motherhood and a profitable enterprise is feasible with the proper mindset.
4 mumpreneurs contacted The Chronicle to advise they had been finalists within the Nationwide 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards.
Jessica Ritchie, Melissa Dickfos, Kat Lynn and Sheryl Gillies are all within the operating to obtain nationwide recognition for his or her particular person companies.
The AusMumpreneur Awards introduced by The Ladies’s Enterprise Faculty rejoice and recognise Australian Mums in enterprise reaching excellent success in areas equivalent to enterprise excellence, product growth, customer support and digital innovation.
The awards are designed to recognise the rising variety of ladies who efficiently steadiness motherhood and enterprise in a approach that fits their life and household.
The Chronicle has profiled the 4 ladies who share a bit about their enterprise in addition to recommendation to anybody else who’s considering of taking the leap into the enterprise world whereas juggling motherhood.
Jessica Ritchie | Jessica Ritchie: Model and Advertising Skilled
Class: Enterprise Coach and B2B Companies
Jessica Ritchie is a model and advertising and marketing professional, operates a self-titled enterprise Jessica Ritchie, the place she creates linked private and enterprise manufacturers via strategic advertising and marketing and wellbeing administration.
Ms Ritchie has labored with main manufacturers equivalent to Golden Circle, Tony Ferguson, Easternwell, Supercheap Auto, BCF, Rays Outside, Goldcross Cycles, Supergifts, Gloriously Free Oats, Tourism and Occasions Queensland, in addition to lots of of SME’s.
She mentioned her enterprise stood out as a result of she was additionally a reiki and neuro linguisitic programming practitioner, and a life and enterprise coach.
For these wanting to start out their very own enterprise Ms Ritchie mentioned there have been a variety of steps to be taken earlier than considering of a enterprise technique.
“Get a transparent technique in place for your self personally of how you will handle enterprise and household – perceive the assist programs that you just require,” she mentioned.
“Then get a technique in place for your online business.”
Melissa Dickfos | Regional Roar
Class: Queensland Regional Enterprise
Melissa Dickfos is the proprietor and operator of Regional Roar, a digital advertising and marketing company that helps regional Australian companies to face out from the competitors with artistic, reasonably priced advertising and marketing methods and trendy web site designs.
Ms Dickfos makes use of her artistic advertising and marketing abilities mixed along with her expertise in monetary providers to essentially perceive her purchasers’ companies and objectives and delivers digital advertising and marketing that will get outcomes.
Ms Dickfos desires to offer recommendation for others desirous about beginning their very own enterprise.
“Being a mum has made me a greater enterprise proprietor as a result of coming dwelling each night time to my daughter and son jogs my memory what I am working for,” she mentioned.
“Actually consider in your self, work in your mindset and take constant actions each day.
“There may be nothing extra highly effective than your thoughts. It does not matter should you reside within the metropolis, or regional Australia, should you consider that you are able to do one thing, then you will see a approach.”
Kat Lynn | Foodie Photographs Images
Class: Inventive Arts
Foodie Photographs is certainly one of three images companies Kat Lynn owns and co-directs along with her husband Sonny, nevertheless Foodie Photographs is her ardour.
Foodie Photographs does simply what its identify suggests, its designed to assist companies meals and merchandise stand out via unimaginable images.
Not solely that however it’s also an training platform the place Ms Lynn shares her images information with different companies.
Foodie Photographs is about highlighting the origins of meals, supporting native producers and creating experiences via cooking lessons, lunches and abroad excursions. That is the place folks can study a brand new ability, join and create recollections.
Ms Lynn mentioned it could possibly be difficult to be a profitable businesswoman whereas elevating a household.
“I really feel extraordinarily proud to have the ability to present my kids and friends the potential anybody has after they put their thoughts to it,” she mentioned.
“I’m a mum to 2 youngsters, and I’m a spouse to the army, and I’ve my very own drive and identification.
“Actually perceive your primal want for beginning on this journey. This may preserve you grounded and impressed when the challenges hit.”
Sheryl Gillies| Athonika
Classes: Product Innovation and, Hair and Magnificence
Sheryl Gillies is a mum-of-four and divides her time between caring for her kids, and constructing her natural cosmetics and skincare model, Athonika.
With a background in magnificence, Ms Gillies was impressed to create her personal vary of salon high quality natural merchandise.
A labour of affection, she has spent the final six years studying how you can design and create merchandise.
She took a leap of religion and took day out to coach with a number of the greatest within the magnificence business to offer herself the very best basis for her enterprise.
Ms Gillies got here up with the model identify Athonika – a mix of two phrases that means reward of God and warrior.
She has now launched her first product and is now effectively on the way in which designing a number of ranges for particular skincare wants.
Ms Gillies mentioned her recommendation to anybody wanting to start out their very own enterprise is to put as many foundations for your online business as potential earlier than launching.
“For instance, know your value level, perceive your advertising and marketing plan, recognise your strengths and weaknesses and offset these weaknesses with an amazing assist community,” she mentioned.
“And simply do it, do not procrastinate.”
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