Posted on November 28, 2010

Mumpreneur Feature – Mel & Karen

Mum in Business

Please welcome the lovely Mel & Karen from Baby Meka 🙂

Who are you?

 Mel and Karen of Baby MeKa 

Karen & her 3 children

What do you do?

We hand make personalised baby keepsake hampers, which include a range of items from the date of baby’s birth. We also sell add on items to add into the hampers and also make boxes for other occasions.

Mel & her 2 boys.

When did you establish your business?

What made you start your own business?

We both wanted to start our own business; based around something we enjoyed doing that wouldn’t compromise time with our families. We already made these boxes for family and friends and recognised that there is a gap in the market for such products.

What do you love about working for yourself?

The flexibility of working around family life, making your own decisions, seeing your business grow, our particular business allows us to be creative and you really do get out of the business what you put in. 

Is there anything you do not like about working for youself?

 Not really. It can be a little frustrating not knowing where / how best to advertise and get your name out there when you are producing a product that you feel very passionate about. 

Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?

Not at this stage. 

What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?

Definitely go for it. Make sure you have lots of people around you to help and support you. Take every opportunity given to promote yourself and ultimately BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!

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