The lovely Sarah from Getting Stuck In is on the blog today to tell us about her business – she also has a fab giveaway for you; see the end of this post for details :O)
Who are you?
Sarah Berryman, founder of Getting stuck in and mum to 3 boys – 5 year old twins, and a 1 year old.
What do you do?
I have developed gettingstuckin.co.uk, packed full of ideas for indoor fun with the kids. The site features a wide range of activities, tips and best buys, and is aimed at families of preschool and infant school children. Take a peek and never hear “I’m bored!” ever again!
When did you establish your business?
I started the business in February 2012, with gettingstuckin.co.uk going live at the start of July 2012.
What made you start your own business?
Since becoming a mum, I realised that there were lots of “days out” websites, but none for the days when you can’t or don’t want to go out – be it a rainy day, school holidays, entertaining a poorly child, or just trying to save some money. There are lots of parenting websites, but their ideas can be a bit broad, and lack the personal approach.
My children have never been ones to just sit and play – largely due to them interrupting each other’s games! To keep everyone happy we have always tended to do a lot of activities – and all our favourites are on the website – all tried and tested by us, and all feasible with more than one child!
What do you love about working for yourself?
It is extremely rewarding when things go well, and fantastic to see your plans take shape and become a reality. Being able to shape the look and feel of everything, and decide your own “brand guidelines” etc. is really fulfilling!
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
Any money spent is your own, and is money that could be used to pay for the mortgage or the kids’ clothes! In addition, because the work is your “baby” it tends to be all consuming ….. I think about gettingstuckin.co.uk morning, noon and night at the moment.
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I don’t think so. I have learnt so much already, from web development to doing radio interviews, that it has all been really positive.
What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
Go for it! As a mum you spend so much of your time devoted to others, starting your own business is a great way to carve out a role again for you as an individual. It is time consuming and tricky to juggle all the balls involved … but when you have a good day, it makes it all worthwhile!
Sarah has kindly offered to give one of her Getting Stuck In Survival Packs worth £22.99 to one of my lucky readers; to enter just complete the Rafflecopter below 🙂
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