I fell into being an entrepreneur. After having my first daughter while just starting college, I didn’t want to just get a fast food job or work at the mall for minimum wage. Even though I had tremendous support around us, I spent every second with her and didn’t want to leave her side, especially not for $6 and hour. I started cleaning houses on my own and started my own cleaning business. After 2 years we had an office and several employees, and I was able to stay home with my daughter while still having the success of owning a business.
After many different business ventures, along with helping my husband grow his business, I work from my home office consulting mom business owners, blogging, writing, and speaking at events. 3 children later, working for myself is still a passion of mine and I love being able to help other people create the lifestyle that they are longing for. Most of the time it is mothers trying to create a new business idea, other times I work with CEOs trying to create family balance, and other times it’s just people who want it all but don’t know how to get there.
That’s why my latest project Merge Coworking + Childcare is so important to me. I want to help level the playing field and give these parents who are entrepreneurs a chance to help make their dreams come true not only for themselves but for their family as well. While giving parents a space to plug in and cowork, collaborate with other creative and like minded people, while also getting to attend networking events, is a great way to give them the tools to succeed. What sets Merge apart from other coworking spaces is the fact that we will offer drop in child care, classes, and camps for your little ones to learn and play while you learn and grow your business, all in the same space.
When you have a business project like this pulling at your heart for so long, sometimes you just have to give it your all and follow where you are being led. When I heard about this business idea a couple of year ago, I thought it was too good to be true. I joined a group online of other people wanting to open up a space like this, and watched them make it into a reality. In up and coming cities with more people freelancing and working for themselves, this type of space is a much needed gold mine.
One of the things I always end up telling my clients that I work with is that if they feel the need to do it, they have to just go for it. The idea that means the most to them personally, is one that is going to give them the most return. Whether it’s emotionally because it makes them happy, and pushes them daily to succeed, they have to follow their gut instinct and follow what drives them.
Now, it’s my turn to follow what is driving me.
Being an entrepreneur is something I support and push people to do if that’s their dream. Right now we are raising funds to create this space for parents in San Antonio, and if you could donate $1, $5, $10, or $50, it would help us reach our goal twice as fast. You can find our campaign here.
For more information about my consulting sessions for business owners and for people who want to work for themselves, feel free to email me at email@example.com