Now more then ever, we know it is important to support local businesses, so we have reached out to some great mumpreneurs in our network to share their journey and passions. We hope by creating this local business spotlight, that you can find and support other awesome Australian businesses.
We recently spoke with Sally, the owner of Sally Medwin about her journey so far with her great photography prints (poster print art) & greeting cards.
1) What inspired you to start your business?
The last 10 years I have tried several times to start my own business on the side while working and having kids and all failed miserably, but it has always been a passion of mine that one day I would start something from scratch and it be successful.
I have four kids. We have a family business in tourism (for the last 14 years) and I wasn’t keen on going back to work with my husband within the business again – I was in accounts and am a creative at heart.
When I realised people actually loved my photography artwork I decided to take the risk and purchase my own large format printer and sell my work online. It happened organically that way and I built on momentum already created within interest from my family and friends.
2) Can you tell us a little more about your business?
I own an online store where I sell my own photography prints (poster print art) & greeting cards. I am now also expanding to featuring guest artists and stocking block frames.
3) What keeps you motivated?
I love the creative side of the business. New things, new prints and new products motivate me. Also happy customers. Getting great feedback or seeing my art in people’s homes is an honour.
4) What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful Mumpreneur?
Not sure about skills as many things you can outsource. A knowledge of how to run a business, bookkeeping, social media and photography has been a blessing to have, but a good mindset is the greatest skill. Training your perspective.
As a Mum and business owner my perspective needs to:
- Be kind to yourself and expect interruptions. If you expect the interruptions you can work with them rather than spend your day frustrated. And interruptions do happen, phone calls to pick up kids from school etc. If you expect that it may happen, it’s less frustrating, and you find peace of mind that you will get your work done later.
- Know what you want to do. When you do have the focused moment to work, create consistent habits based around what you want to achieve. My goal is to effectively maintain, yet grow my business. So I have order workflows, book work time and then dedicated time for being creative / planning growth.
- Keep focussed on running in your own lane. Comparison is a killer. Stop comparing yourself to others. Enjoy your journey in exactly where you are right now.
5) Where can people buy your products?
Transpiring a mothers love through mother and daughter matching outfits