Posted on June 23, 2011

Mumpreneur Feature & GIVEAWAY – Lucy ***CLOSED***

Mum in Business

The lovely Lucy from Who Loves Me? is on my blog this morning sharing her experience of running her own business with us and she is also giving away a large pack of personalised flash cards for your baby or toddler! So keep reading right til the very end x

Who are you?
I’m Lucy Morley, co-founder (with my husband, Dom) of Who Loves Me?. We live in London with our two young boys and a cat.

What do you do?
We make personalised flash cards for babies and young children – basically beautifully designed flash cards into which we integrate photos of your family or friends – each card in the pack shows a different person with their photo on the front and a brief description on the back, so every pack is totally unique. The cards help your child recognise family and friends from a young age and show them how much everyone loves them (especially useful when grandparents live long distance and can’t get over as often as they’d like!). They also help to enhance and encourage communication and language skills, they are an excellent tool for learning to read and make a great starting point for conversations for older children. They’re also really fun to play with! The cards are excellent quality so we also sell a lot of gift vouchers as presents for new babies, birthdays or christenings.

When did you establish your business?
 When we had our first son, the grandparents would come over every couple of weeks, but to a baby a couple of weeks is a lifetime and he wouldn’t recognise them straight away or want to go for a cuddle immediately which the grandparents found a bit upsetting. So we made some very basic family flash cards for him and showed them to him in between their visits, and then he would be all smiles as soon as they arrived. After talking to friends we soon realised that other people also wanted to teach their children about their family, and this was the perfect way of doing so. Babies and children love flash cards and personal ones are even better! We then launched the business in 2010.

What made you start your own business?
We’ve always wanted to run our own business for the flexibility it provides while having a young family, so when we came up with these flash cards as a concept for our own child it seemed a perfect product to make available to everyone.

What do you love about working for yourself?
The freedom to be with my children when they need me. Today my toddler was too ill for nursery and so I spent the day looking after him and shifted my work load to the evening. I love that.

Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
You never switch off! Plus the admin side of things (dealing with banks, accountants etc) takes over sometimes-  you have to do all the boring stuff yourself to start with when its your own business!

Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
We were so keen to launch that we did so while we were still trying to iron out the last few teething problems, and so our launch was much more cautious than I would have liked. The launch should be really high impact!

What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
Write a business plan to check its financially viable and that you know exactly what you’re getting into.  But don’t be afraid of the pitfalls. You learn from them and they will eventually make your business even better.

Lucy is giving away a large pack of personalised flash cards (worth £17.99) – Take a look at Who Loves Me? for more information on the flash cards!


 
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THE LUCKY WINNER DRAWN BY RANDOM.ORG IS –

Lou Strachan – @Bobbity666 – CONGRATULATIONS!

PLEASE EMAIL ME TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE – THISMUMMYLOVES@GMAIL.COM

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76 Comments

  • Reply Rhoda July 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Have tweeted, @rhodak09

  • Reply Rhoda July 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Have liked Who Loves Me? on FB – Rhoda Kellar.

  • Reply Rhoda July 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    follow you on twitter, @rhodak09

  • Reply Rhoda July 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I follow you in GFC, @rhodak09

  • Reply PatPop57 July 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Done on twitter 🙂

  • Reply Louise July 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    liked on facebook too
    @louisesims

  • Reply Louise July 13, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    follow lucy on twitter now
    @Who_Loves_Me_

  • Reply Louise July 13, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    follow on twitter
    @louisesims

  • Reply Louise July 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    follow your blog
    @louisesims

  • Reply Jennie July 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I now follow Lucy on Twitter too!

  • Reply Jennie July 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I have tweeted as @Edspire x
    Good luck to everyone. What a fab prize!

  • Reply Jennie July 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Hello, I have LIKED Who Loves Me Facebook Page. What fab flashcards! We have Grandparents in Spain and Aunty in Oz so these would be just wonderful for Esther and William.

  • Reply Jennie July 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Hello
    I already follow you on Twitter and Facebook @Edspire

  • Reply Laura Weight July 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    tweeted 🙂

  • Reply Laura Weight July 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    subscribed to your blog on google friends connect 🙂

    @themummylife x

  • Reply Laura Weight July 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    following who loves me on facebook 🙂

    @themummylife

  • Reply Laura Weight July 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    following you on twitter 😉

    @themummylife

  • Reply Laura Weight July 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    following @Who_Loves_Me_ on twitter 🙂

    @themummylife

  • Reply Laura July 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I posted a comment 🙂 @purpleshark_lc

  • Reply Angela July 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I have tweeted too

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela July 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I follow Lucy on twitter

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela July 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela July 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I follow your blog on GFC

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply somethingblue_2 July 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I am now following @Who_Loves_Me_ on twitter x

  • Reply somethingblue_2 July 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I follow you on Twitter already x

  • Reply somethingblue_2 July 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I already follow your blog via google friend connect x

  • Reply somethingblue_2 July 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

    These look amazing! I would love to win a set. I have tweeted the message x

  • Reply Bloggomy July 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I have liked Who Loves me on Facebook (Lou Strachan) @Bobbity666

    Great prize and great for a gift as well (note to self 🙂

  • Reply Bloggomy July 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I follow Who-Loves-me_ on Twitter as @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy July 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I follow you on Twitter as @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy July 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I follow you on GFC Lou Strachan @Bobbity666

  • Reply Domestic Goddesque July 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I follow you on twitter @domesticgoddesq

  • Reply Domestic Goddesque July 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I have tweeted @domesticgoddesq

  • Reply Domestic Goddesque July 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I follow on GFC

  • Reply shona's blog July 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I have tweeted, @white76, and I am following. My little boy would love these cards

  • Reply Claire July 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Am following who loves me now too 🙂

    @bumpwearclaire

  • Reply Claire July 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Am following on google friend connect

    @bumpwearclaire

  • Reply Claire July 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Already follow you…..

    @bumpwearclaire

  • Reply Sionedwyn July 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I've Tweeted

  • Reply Sionedwyn July 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I like Who Loves Me? on Facebook

  • Reply Sionedwyn July 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I follow Lucy @Who_Loves_Me_ on Twitter

  • Reply Sionedwyn July 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I follow you on Twitter (@sionedwyn)

  • Reply Sionedwyn July 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I follow your blog via GFC

  • Reply hughese6 July 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Tweeted @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 July 6, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Follow on twitter @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 July 6, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Already follow on GFC

  • Reply baileys19 July 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Tweeted @baile1kim1
    great prize

  • Reply littleboo21 June 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I have tweeted

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I like Who Loves Me? on Facebook (sarah anguish)

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Following Lucy On twitter @Who_Loves_Me_

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Following you on Twitter

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Following you via GFC (littleboo21)

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway @robynlclarke

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Like Who Loves Me on Facebook – Robyn Logan

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Following @Who_Loves_Me_
    on twitter @robynlclarke

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Following @SoniaThorpe on Twitter @robynlclarke

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Following on GFC

  • Reply squeakymom June 24, 2011 at 8:48 am

    And I've liked Who Loves Me on facebook

  • Reply squeakymom June 24, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I've tweeted @meedja

  • Reply squeakymom June 24, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Now following Lucy on twitter @meedja

  • Reply squeakymom June 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Already following you on twitter

  • Reply squeakymom June 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Following you on GFC

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault June 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Now following @Who_Loves_Me_
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault June 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I tweeted the comp
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I follow you on Twitter
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault June 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I follow your blog via GFC
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply beeniebuds&co June 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I've tweeted as @beeniebudsandco

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House June 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Tweeted @wendymcd83
    Thank you x

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House June 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Like Who Loves Me on Facebook @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House June 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Follow Lucy on Twitter @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House June 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Follow you on Twitter @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House June 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I follow you on GFC @wendymcd83

  • Reply mummy24 June 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    i follow lucy on twitter as @ashlallan too

  • Reply mummy24 June 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    i follow you on twitter already as @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 June 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 June 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    i follow your blog with gfc already

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