Monday Mumpreneur with Meredith Eisenberg
Every Monday we feature a mumpreneur who’s ready and willing to open up their lives to us. They share with us their motivation, challenges and proudest moments in business and they also tell us how they take time to nurture themselves. It’s lovely to have them here at Mums Got A Business and we hope you enjoy connecting with them too.
This week's featured mumpreneur is a monster tamer extraordinaire. She's the person we all want in our corner when faced with technology overwhelm.
Your name: Meredith Eisenberg
Your website: www.TameTheInternetMonster.com
Tame the Internet Monster helps people overcome online overwhelm (technology, productivity) so they can reach more people online.
How many children do you have? Suzanne, 8
Where do you live? Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
PC or Mac? Mac (but I have an Droid X)
Tell us about your business
I help people extend and expand their businesses online. I help with marketing (I have 15 years of PR and marketing experience) but also with the technology - setting up websites, e-mail lists, e-commerce systems, social media, etc.
What motivated you to become a mumpreneur?
We moved from Washington DC to Albuquerque, NM to be closer to family. I did a little job hunting and the pay in NM wasn't great - AND I really wanted to spend more time with my (at the time) 3 year old daughter. I started out as a virtual assistant and I haven't looked back.
What’s been your biggest challenge in business?
Time management -- people seem to assume that I have unlimited time to work on school, family activities plus clients think I'm available all hours of the day and night 🙂
How have you overcome it?
Better communication. Things that seem like huge problems usually aren't when communicated in advance.
What’s been your proudest business moment?
When my business was featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine
What’s your catchphrase or favourite quote?
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…" Dorie from Finding Nemo
What do you do to relax or nurture yourself?
I like to go for long walks, or just sit out on my deck to enjoy the fresh air and take in the view.
What was the last treat you bought for yourself? An ipad
Favourite colour: Teal
Favourite flowers: Daisies
What one piece of advice would you like to give to a new mumpreneur?
Don't be afraid to take yourself seriously (set boundaries for office and home hours) but also don't be afraid to be flexible when you have to be.
Fancy featuring as one of our amazing mumpreneurs? Drop me an email over on the contact page - and I’ll be in touch. Or let me know in a comment below. And remember to drop by every Monday to welcome our latest profiled mum.