Nicola and I figured as co-publishers here at Entrepreneur Mom Now Edmonton, we should profile our businesses for you too (and maybe some insight into why we got involved in Entrepreneur Mom Now Edmonton!)
Modern Mama Inc.
Five words that describe your business
Moms. Support. Fun. Learn. Current.
Describe your business
We are events for moms. Our events are mom-focused and current, offering learning topics, expert speakers, fashion forward, and inspiring moms to be the women they are as well as mothers.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
We moved to Edmonton for my husband’s job, I found myself suddenly a stay-at-home mom with two young daughters at home in a city where I knew nobody. I wanted to get out of the house and meet other moms in my new city. I’d been inspired by this mommy business in Manhattan where they were doing Museum tours offering nanny service, which I thought sounded so cool. It evolved into more than just museum and art gallery tours (much more, now!).
What are your most popular products or services?
Our core events are the Essential Series breakfasts for new moms offering expert speakers focused around a central topic each month and our fashion & beauty events, as well as our Mama Needs a Babysitter and Infant & Child CPR sessions.
What do you love most about what you do?
Brainstorming cool new events, pulling it all together into something fun for moms.
How do you balance being a mom and an entrepreneur?
Balance is so elusive. For me, it goes in waves or cycles. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my businesses and then other days I feel overwhelmed in parenting, so I am not sure I actually have a true balance, or even close to it, at all.
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
Find a mentor, and don’t be afraid to tell people about your business, ask for help, collaborate with others. For years I didn’t take my business seriously so I didn’t seek professional advice or mentorship. Decide if what you’re doing is a business or a hobby and treat it as such.
How do you relax?
Wine, TV, movies, magazines, Pinterest, and hopefully a vacation at least once every year.
What place inspires you and why?
The book store because it’s filled with words and pictures. The inspiration is ENDLESS there.
What is your biggest fear?
Not achieving the picture that I have in my mind of my fullest life.
What is your motto?
It changes all the time. Right now it’s ‘There is no TRY, there is only Do or Don’t.’.
What motivates you?
My goals and dreams.
What makes you GO?
My daughters. I want to show them that women can have whatever they want in life, they just need to work hard for it, and it may not happen all at once.