Tell us a bit about your business Miss Mae Studio.
It’s a home business, something I have always wanted to do when having children.
I thought I would have a few sales a week but it has turned into something that I am involved with everyday.... which is a good thing!
What does your typical day look like as a mother and business owner?
I'm a stay at home mum, that’s my first priority 🙂. My 2 girls keep me pretty busy - they are 15 months apart. The eldest Ava is 4, Evie is a little over 2 and a half.
When they sleep or are having a rest I will prepare all my orders that have come in from the previous day. Once they have gone to bed I do all of my sewing, some days are better than others!
Where did you learn your amazing sewing skills?
My grandmother taught me how to sew. I did textiles classes in high school and then a 3 year diploma in Textiles. I have always loved creating things for myself and friends.
If you could pick your happiest moment so far since starting your business, what would it be?
Every time I hear a sale come through - I pinch myself haha. I think about where each order is going and what I am providing for breastfeeding mums. These are such useful products for Mums.
But the happiest moment was right at the start when I found Talissa at Made to Milk, she has an amazing business and I sent her some of my products, I am lucky enough to still stock my products with her.
What would be your advice to mums that run their own business or that are considering starting their own business?
It's a lot of work! Some days it is challenging and you have #mumguilt.
I'm lucky now I have the girls in occasional care 1 day a week and that gives me time to prep my work/wholesale orders.
Tell us about your biggest challenge so far as a business owner.
Social media. I'm not the best at it. Trying to come up with new photos and new product - it can be very overwhelming sometimes.
Three bits of advice for mumpreneurs or mumpreneurs to be?
* It takes time - don't give up! Don’t get disheartened if it doesn’t work for the first 6 months.
* Talk to other business’ online – join facebook groups that talk about biz. Mums with Hustle is a good one.
* Be prepared once you are doing well to have everything ready to go including business cards and packaging.
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