Do you have a business idea? Have you always wanted to be your own boss, and make, produce, manufacture and/or sell to other people? Do you have burning passions just waiting to be expressed, to be shared with the world?
As a three-time entrepreneur, I’m here to tell you: GO FOR IT! What are you waiting for? There can always be an excuse, a reason to wait. There are always fears that can stop us from fulfilling our true potential. But why let them? You were born to be great, to fully express all of your talents and unique skills, so invest in yourself and start your own business, baby!
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I started my first company in 2011. I just had my son, Grayson, and I lucked into the most incredible community of women who were pregnant at the exact same time as me. We moved to Chicago three years earlier, and I joined the Junior League of Chicago as a way to meet people, make friends and give back.
Little did I know that I would end up with lifelong friends, and a built-in new mama support community. In the fall of 2010, I was at a holiday committee meeting where most people were drinking. I felt so awkward because I was pregnant. And this is Chicago that we are talking about in cold weather, everyone is drinking.
So I shared that I was newly pregnant, and it turned out that three other women in the group were also expecting. That began the journey of friendship, pregnancy, new motherhood, and an incredible mom community.
Until that is, my son was two months old and my husband was offered a new position in Los Angeles, where I was born and raised. We knew eventually we wanted to move home to be close to family, but it all happened fast. I was excited at avoiding winter with a baby, but so despondent over losing my mom community.
What was I going to do? I decided to create my own! Club MomMe was born out of my desire to connect women during pregnancy, motherhood and parenting in a fun, communal environment. We hosted 4-6 monthly events, worked with hundreds of brands, launched new products, sold thousands of tickets, and forged countless connections.
But in 2011, starting a business was not as easy as it is today. There was a website to be built, and my partner and I had to learn to code. We often stayed up all night, working on the site, and on more than one occasion, lost entire pages of content.
As a mom of one kid, and eventually two, it was a lot to take on. Eventually I built two more websites dedicated to large events, and it just became too much. I sold my company to Mom.me in 2015.
I then launched this blog and my social channels, and my influencer events company that specializes in Social PR, events and social media.
I don’t want the stress and difficulties that can come with building a website and/or storefront to hold you back from starting a business. I want you to GO FOR IT and fulfill your passions.
What are you waiting for? Oh right, a website.
That’s why I am partnering with Volusion. They make it so easy to create a website and online storefront. Their technology makes web development as easy as clicking and uploading. And you can do that, right?
Choose from tons of responsive themes and a store editor, built in SEO to drive traffic to your site, and integrated social media to make it easy to like, follow and share.
Volusion takes away the guesswork, having to find a web developer to make your site look and feel like your brand, with all of the tools that you need. Want to sell using paypal? That’s built in! Want to use stripe? That’s also built in! And the best part, no coding required!
For those of you who want more support, you can sign up for a dedicated account manager, who can help you with anything you need. They have helped over 180,000 entrepreneurs get started with online stores and can help you too!
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What are you waiting for? You have NOTHING to lose and everything to gain.
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*This post is sponsored by Volusion. All opinions reflected in this post are my own, and as always, I only partner with companies I truly love and believe in!