Monday Mumpreneur with Johanna Miller
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'm delighted to introduce you to this week's featured mumpreneur and love that she not only has found her own hidden talents and turned them into a business, but wants to encourage other to do the same ~ so inspiring.
Your name: Johanna Miller
My website is designed to be simple, yet elegant, to feature only my hand made designs.
Tell me about your children:
I am a mum of 1, Jack, he is 3 soon to be 4 years old! He keeps me sane, which is funny when he does tend to drive me insane at the same time! His words “We are best friends” Which I agree upon, like any mother my son means more than life to me.
Where do you live? Nottingham, uk
PC or Mac? PC
Tell us about your business
I run a small business designing and making by hand jewellery, accessories and home décor items such as plaques and ornaments. I specialise in making fun alternative designs, statement piece jewellery, plugs for stretched ears are a big seller, my customers love how the designs are unique unlike any thing that is currently available on the high-street. I also do a lot of commission work, where people tell me what they want, could be characters or product designed into almost any thing they can imagine!
What motivated you to become a mumpreneur?
I feel proud at what I have achieved in 11 months from when I first picked up my materials that I didn't even know existed They changed life for me instantly, I want to share that with other people encourage them that every one has a talent.. even if it is hidden!
What's been your biggest challenge in business?
My biggest challenge would be trying to successfully make my orders up and tidy the house! Working from home with a 3 year old, dog , cat and two kittens running about is not easy. The house constantly looks like a bomb has hit!
How have you overcome it?
I’ll get back to you on that when I find a time travel device to allow me to work, entertain and clean in one day!!
What's been your proudest business moment?
When shops I’ve visited have taken interest in my jewellery and made orders from me to sell it in their shops!
What's your catchphrase or favourite quote?
‘Sounds like a plan batman!’ Usually said to my son when he suggests we get a blanket, watch a movie and snuggle!!
What do you do to relax or nurture yourself?
Working with my materials does relax me, probably due to the concentration needed I forget about any stresses!
What was the last treat you bought for yourself?
A new tattoo!
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite flowers: Sunflowers, orchids, daffodils
What one piece of advice would you like to give to a new mumpreneur?
Go for it! You will never know if you don’t try!! J
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