The lovely Amanda from Mama Jewels joins us today & see the end of the post for a Fab dicount :)) You can also find Amanda on Twitter @mamajewelsuk
Who are you?
Amanda Waring, 37 Workaholic Wife, Mum and Mumpreneur
What do you do?
Owner of Mama Jewels – Award winning Elegant Mummyproof jewellery designed for Mums with young children and beyond.
When did you establish your business?
May 2010, whilst under threat of redundancy. I was on maternity leave and had been working on the testing for Mama Jewels, it was just the right time.
What made you start your own business?
I was facing redudancy from my job as a Project Manager whilst on Maternity leave in Feb 2010 and had been selling my jewellery by word of mouth. I had always wanted to work for myself and the time just seemed right. I just thought, it’s now or never (probably a bit dramatic) and I really have nothing to lose, well except quite a bit of money I have invested!
What do you love about working for yourself?
The Flexibility, having my children as involved as possible, being my own Boss, discovering my true passion and feeling incredibly driven.
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
Lots of little things, sleep more probably but nothing major. I have amazing freinds and family who are supporting me all the way but I still lose sleep planning my next strategy!
Finally If there is 1 thing that you could tell other Mums who want to start there own business; what would it be?