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As you know, I’ve teamed up with some incredible women all over the internet and globe, so they can share with you what it’s like to be your everyday entrepremomer, a woman who not only takes care of her family, but that runs her business as well. These are REAL women, mothers, and business owners that are figuring it all out as they go, and I hope their stories, tips, and tricks inspire YOU to be the best mompreneur you can be.
Just as a disclaimer, these ladies are sharing their stories and lives as a way to encourage and inspire, so let’s make sure they feel welcome!
Let’s get into my interview with Gina of MyKidsCount!
Let’s start with the basics. What’s your name, what do you do, how old are you, how many kids do you have, etc?
Hello! My name is Gina Neef, and I am partnered with the largest online wellness shopping club in North America. I open customer accounts from the comfort of my home. I’m 53 and I have two children, ages 17 and 25, and 2 grandbabies.
How did you get your start as an entrepreneur?
I always wanted to be home with my children so I decided to take a leap of faith and I gave up my corporate job. About a year and a half later, I was truly missing my income and began to accumulate some debt so I began a search for something I could do from home. I looked at about 20 different companies, did my research and then my neighbor introduced me to the company that I’ll be with for the rest of my life!
What have been the best experiences you’ve had as an entrepreneur?
I’ve been able to have the best of both worlds, a flexible schedule, and a great income. I am very passionate about helping others, especially women and moms, create a life that they love and earn the income from home that they would normally have to work double time outside of the house for.
What have been the worst experiences you’ve had as an entrepreneur?
Honestly, for me, there haven’t been any bad experiences.
Tell us something personal. Something that a boss mom would understand. Something that inspires a mom to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
That YOU can! No matter what your background or experience has been, if you choose something that you are passionate about, have heart and a good work ethic, you can do great things! And if you don’t have the confidence in the beginning, you can borrow some of mine. You’ll get there!
How do you “manage it all” as a mompreneur?
I schedule, schedule, schedule. I live by my calendar and weave work into my day. I set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals.
What are some tips that you’d recommend to any mother getting her start in the entrepreneurship world?
It depends on what you want to do but doing your research matters! Talk to others that have had success and work on self-improvement, reading leadership books, and following the footprints of those that have gone before you successfully.
What is one thing you would change if you could start your biz over?
Not a thing! 🙂
What are your plans for your biz’s future?
To continue to help others and grow my business overall.
On to the fun questions! What’s your favorite color, movie, and ice cream?
My favorite color depends on if it’s clothing, cars, furniture, etc. I like black, grey, blue.
My favorite movie is probably The Notebook.
My favorite ice cream is coffee ice cream!
Where can we connect with you?
The Entrepremomer’s Takeaways:
- Scheduling is so important, especially as a mompreneur!
- When you’re looking to start your business, just start. You can figure the rest out later.
- Working on improving yourself is NEVER a bad thing!
Thanks so much for sharing your experience and tips for all of us Gina!
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