Monday Mumpreneur with Kate Edmunds
Every Monday we feature a mumpreneur who’s ready and willing to open up their lives and their business to us.
They share with us their motivation, their challenges and their proudest moments in business and they also tell us how they take time to nurture themselves.
If you’re looking for inspiration then our featured business mums show you what’s possible.
I love reading stories of business mums who have transferred their skills from their day job into the business and this week's featured mumpreneur has done just that. I fell in love with her gorgeous creations the minute I saw them and I'm sure you will too . . . . enjoy!
Your name: Kate Edmunds
Your website: www.eggnogg.co.uk
Eggnogg.co.uk create products that allow children to have fun and fuel their imagination. Eggnogg has grown from developing a range of greeting cards, to keeping little people busy with a unique range of colour-in products suitable for all occasions. The products have a no-nonsense feel about them that both children and adults adore. The bold designs allow for scribbles to find their way between the lines, helping challenge the senses through colour, texture and humour.
Tell me about your children: Mathilda 10, George 8
Where do you live? Bristol UK
PC or Mac? Mac
Tell us about your business
As a former TV graphic designer, I became a full-time illustrator after the birth of her children. Having illustrated children’s books for several publishers and numerous cards for friends and family, I decided to set-up my own company. In fact, the name ‘Eggnogg’ came from one of my first greeting card designs which depicted a nostalgic 70′s party, (inspired by ‘Abigail’s Party’). Eggnogg has provided me with a blank canvas to do exactly what I love most; creating fun, quirky characters that bring a smile to everyone’s face.
What motivated you to become a mumpreneur?
After my children arrived I wanted to create a career that I felt passionate about and was my own. More importantly, one that I could juggle around my children.
What’s been your biggest challenge in business?
Keeping up with its rapid growth and learning on the job.
How have you overcome it?
Putting new structures and people in place to keep up with a rapidly growing business! Lesson learnt - put people in place that are good at what they do and don't try and do everything yourself. In the end this will help grow the business.
What’s been your proudest business moment?
Inventing new designs with my family which have later become best sellers
What’s your catchphrase or favourite quote?
Seize the day!
What do you do to relax or nurture yourself?
A few lengths in the swimming pool followed by a glass of wine (or two)
What was the last treat you bought for yourself? A dress
Favourite colour: Green-blue
Favourite flowers: Wild flowers
What one piece of advice would you like to give to a new mumpreneur?
Go for it, do something you are passionate about, be tenacious and don't give up!
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