Thursday, November 17, 2011

Am I looking for you?

Alright friends, I have a question for you. But, I will start with a story about me. I work from home. I own a business where I do video work. I have done this for about 5 years now.

Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed. For instance, when I got my second foster son Kellen, I also ended up having 3 video dead lines collide that night. Everything had to be done by the next morning. You know that getting a new foster child is crazy enough...add in no time to even get the kid adjusted or anything and having to literally pull an all was just crazy. It also taught me that I could do anything. Seriously.

My darling bio son decided to help me by entertaining the squirting my kitchen floor with water and then liquid dish soap and then turning my kitchen floor into a SLIP AND SLIDE. They had a blast for like two hours. Then I handed them all towels and my floor was a little cleaner. It was insane. It taught me I could do anything. Seriously.

Anyway, all that to say, I know how hard it is to balance a job, build a business, watch the kids and give away any sanity you could have because you want so badly to be there for your kids...even if it means when their little heads hit their pillows you start your work day.

So, I want to any of you run your own etsy shop, make your own adorable stuff that you sell, run a business that produces something people might give as a gift, ect.

Do you?

I am looking for moms who are working on building their small business, much like the etsy shop I mentioned here, that want to join me and other people trying to do the same thing to get your businesses some EXPOSURE! I want to network and probably use facebook to try to push these smaller businesses into the next level of success!

And, just for the record, there is no money involved here. I am not selling anything asking anyone to put money up for ANYTHING...this would be a networking situation.

So, if you have a business Facebook page, Etsy Shop, Website, Blog, ect. please leave a link to it in my comments and lets see if we can push each other up to the next step! More info to come depending on how many are interested...


Brittany Calkins said...

Thanks for bringing tears to my eyes! Nice to know other people know what its like and start their work day when their babies go to sleep :)

My friend Julie sent me this blog post and its perfect!

My name is Brittany. I have my own etsy shop

I also have a facebook page

and a blog

I'd love to work with you!! That would be wonderful!

CherubMamma said...

Now I'm wishing I had time enough to manage a website. I've got my own business. I'm a graphic artist. I too have come up with unique things to entertain the cherubs as I try to hit a deadline for a client.

Unfortunately, I've got little more than an email address and a phone number for my business. (Thankfully I've got a very amazing client base that thinks highly of me and has grown my business in a huge way over the past 10 years without a website or any form of advertising.)

MamaFoster said...

brittany i will be in touch, do you have an email address...and cherub mama, you and i are in similar boats. i have a business i love and i do have websites and such but I am not like the businesses that I am looking for that sell cute stuff :)

CherubMamma said...

For what it's worth, I'd like the owners of the small businesses that sell things to know that I'm available to help them with their marketing.

For example, I can custom design business cards. $75 will get you a box of 1000 full color cards on 14pt stock with UV coating (cards can be printed on both sides too)! This price includes custom set-up, printing and delivery.

Sorry to hijack your blog to self-promote. But I absolutely love working with small businesses the most!!

MamaFoster said...

me too :)

hey! would you consider putting a link to my post on YOUR blog as to get more people involved?

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

I work full time outside the home but try hard to support those with their own business:) Great idea!!!

FootPrints said...

i dont but i just wanna say how awesome you are!!?! i seriously am totally overwhelmed and here you are juggling everything AND running a business. SUPER.MAMA.

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