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.
Love your inspiring Monday Mumpreneurs Heather – keep ’em coming 🙂
Aww, thanks Tanya,
I love the wonderful women that we feature on MGAB ~ my vision for this site was to create an amazing community of mumpreneurs who could all relate ~ and I’m so pleased to see that happening here. Thanks for being an important part of it xx
It’s amazing how many people think you are available 24 hours a day when you work from home. Well done for getting in Good Housekeeping Magazine x
Well said Gina,
One of the biggest challenges I hear from WAHM’s is making other people understand that they are actually ‘working’ and not just ‘at home’ lol. The post I wrote on just this topic got so many comments agreeing that it’s not easy, but there are solutions ….
Here’s the link again: http://mumsgotabusiness.com/wahm-tips-excuse-me-im-trying-to-work/
very useful ~ we need to stick together and help each other deal with this one – it’s a big one! xx
Congratulations on your feature in Good Housekeeping! Very nice. I can definitely relate to what you are saying about having to set boundaries with so many who think “working at home” means lounging around watching Oprah and eating bon bons.
I’ll keep you in mind for the next time my internet monster gets on the loose. Best wishes for your ongoing success!
You made me giggle ~ I was trying to imagine you lounging around watching Oprah and eating bon bons!!!!!!!!
You are spot on with the boundaries issue. They are the foundations needed to build our business on. Without those, we can lose our way so quickly. Both you and I appreciate that getting back to basics is the key to keeping the momentum going sometimes xx
Thank you for the lovely comments — and the words of support about the boundaries — that is still a work in progress for me 🙂
I’m not a mother but I really enjoy this blog. I can relate to many things especially struggling with time management. Great post!