Mom Entrepreneur: Heather Duncan Thompson
Business: The Gift Closet
The Gift Closet, a blog where I sell my handmade products, as well as offer tips, memes, giveaways, funny stories, & whatever comes to mind! 🙂
What inspired you to start your business?
I wanted a blog where I could sell my Scrabble Pendants, Magnets, Soy Linen & Body Spray…and….share ideas, giveaways, & tips!
How long have you been in business?
Since August 2008
What did you do in your past work life?
I used to own a company called The Soy Garden, and sold that when I had my 2nd child. Before I had children I was a salesperson for Chase staffing.
Describe your ideal workday.
I usually work in the mornings leaving the rest of the day to take care of kids & house wife duties. 😉
What have been some of your major successes?
Growing so fast!
What have been some of your major challenges?
Finding time & managing my time.
On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep going?
The fact that I have people out there who visit my blog daily keeps me motivated. i don’t want to disappoint them!
Do you have a motivational quote?
I love quotes & Bible Verses. My current favorite is “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2”
What is your balancing secret in managing a business and family?
I have to limit the time I put into my business, cuz it could be so time consuming if I let it. I constantly have to remind myself to my priorities to keep myself in check. God first, Family 2nd, & Career 3rd. A valuable lesson I learned when I used to sell Mary Kay! 🙂
If there was one piece of advice you could give to your children about running a successful business, what would it be?
Do you have a favorite business tool and/or resource?
The internet! All the information you can get from it & all the social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, etc.
What is next for your business?
I’m not sure! I always try to keep it fresh!
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