MOMS wear different hats. We can be a doctor when the family members are sick. We can be a chef and prepare the best recipe for kids and hubby. We can be a fashion expert and a hairstylist to our daughters. Sometimes, we are plumbers, carpenters, or even a family driver.
Moms are capable of doing things together. But one of the hardest jobs, I think, is to be a mompreneur. Imagine, taking care of kids while ensuring that the sales are stable.
So if you are planning to be a mompreneur, here are the pieces of advice from two mothers who are effective in managing their time and energy.
Sherlie Pee Matildo De Leon, 31, a mom of three to Feline Matthijs (11), Enrico Mattheo (7), and Dirk Allan (5), owns and manages JSP Salon de Davao by: Sherlie Pee De Leon.
Aside from her main job of being a salon owner, she is also an eyebrow embroiderist, VD Mamala Distributor, PruLife Financial Advisor, Filipino Homes Real Estate Sales Agent (TEAMVIP), part-time wedding singer, Feline’s Best home-made skinless longganisa distributor, and Team Maquiallage Davao makeup artist.
Mommy Ara: What motivates you to become a business woman?
Mommy Sherlie: I was inspired by how my parents raised us because of our salon business so I did the same. This is our bread and butter which supports my children’s needs and helps the family of my staff.
Mommy A: What’s the best lesson you learned about being a mompreneur?
Mommy S: The best lesson I learned is to be professional at all times especially in dealing with people and challenges. If confronted with problems, face it. Difficult circumstances has molded me to become a better person. Understanding and helping a person with his/her personal problems can also change lives.
Another mompreneur is 26-year-old Lucky Mae Braza-Pajarillaga, who owns Hiyang, a Davao-based company that makes organic products.
She is a mom-of-two to Lyle, 5, and Claire, 4 months old. You can see her in various events as a host and voice-over talent for radio plugs.
Mommy A: How do you manage your time between being a mother and a business woman?
Mommy Lucky: I am a mom and a businesswoman at the same. It’s hard to manage my time. Sometimes, I cannot do things at the same time. But, I always see to it that I spend more time with my children because they grow fast.
Mommy A: Any tips to mommies who also want to venture into a business?
Mommy L: If you want to put up a business, make sure to invest on a product or service that you are passionate with. Love for work makes everything smooth and effective.
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