Mom Entrepreneur: Rebecca Buscemi
Business: The Savvy Women’s Business Solution
The Savvy Women’s Business Solution is dedicated to all things social media related to mom entrepreneurs and women in business. With my assistance, I help professional women:
- create clear cut social media strategies,
- understand how to create a personable, yet professional appearance across all social media platforms,
- help find ways to automate and streamline a personalized daily social media strategy,
- and so much more!
I provide a partnership, providing not only social media support, but administrative support, marketing ideas and focus for your business. All of these solutions are provided for you so you can focus less on your business and more on your family and your life!
What inspired you to start your business?
I started Creative Virtual Office when I was on bed rest with my second child. Finances were not good and I knew that it wouldn’t be long before my husband told me that I was going to have to go back to work after the baby was born. I knew there was no way I was going to let this happen so I decided to find some way to make money from home without leaving the house.
I started looking for freelance or virtual administration work. I got hired for a few jobs and realized that I could create a business around this if I wanted to. And Creative Virtual Office was born. After a year into my business assisting business professionals and other small businesses I discovered that I had an ideal client and I wanted to start building my business with just them in mind and my new business slowly started to take shape.
How long have you been in business?
I launched The Savvy Women’s Business Solution this month! My previous business Creative Virtual Office (http://www.creativevirtualoffice.net) has been in business since July 2008. I decided to re-vamp my business because I wanted a business, a website and a mission that spoke to my ideal clients – mom entrepreneurs.
What did you do in your past work life?
I have a Bachelors in Early Childhood Administration and will be working on my Masters in Internet Marketing this spring. In my past life I was an educator in various settings; children centers, head starts and my final job that I left after the birth of my son was a Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital where I was the Therapy Center Specialist.
Describe your ideal workday.
I roll over in bed and check my emails on my iPod. This helps me get a head start on all of the emails that may need attention right away and the ones that I can delete right away. Depending on the day everything is different. Two days a week the kids are in daycare so on those days, I pack them off to go to daycare. These are days that are strictly client and business work days. Two other days of the week I have a babysitter that comes out and watches the kids for three hours. But if it’s a day without a babysitter or during the times that she is not here, I try not to do any client work.
What have been some of your major successes?
I have worked with so many mom entrepreneurs that I consider “famous” in the arena of mom entrepreneurs. Just this past weekend I was hired by two companies to be a Social Media professional speaker.
What have been some of your major challenges?
Learning to stick with my schedule. Believe it or not, I love working! But I never want my kids to think that I love my work more then them. So if they are not in daycare or the babysitter is not here, I try my hardest to give them my undivided attention. It was also really hard to to find a babysitter that was a perfect fit for my family, but after searching, I found her and she has been a great fit for our family.
On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep going?
Not going back to a job outside of the house!
Do you have a motivational quote?
I have so many! I try to post them on my fan page as I come across them. Here are three of my favorites…
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~
“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.”
“Faith is building on what you know is here so you can reach what you know is there”
What is your balancing secret in managing a business and family?
No longer being afraid to ask from help. I never knew that so many people were waiting for me to ask for help until I asked! It was so liberating!
If there was one piece of advice you could give your children about running a successful business, what would it be?
Do plenty of research before you jump in. It’s more work to re-brand and re-build an old business then to start a new one from scratch that is well researched and is built from your passions.
Do you have a favorite business tool and/or resource?
I love the support of The Mom Entrepreneur Support Group. They have been there though all of my ups and downs and I appreciate them so much! I also love socialoomph.com. I use this service to automate my business related tweets and fan page posts. That way, I can focus on the fun and personal part of social networking!
What is next for your business?
I am diving head first into professional speaking about Social Media! This is a very exciting time in my life and I am so happy. I am also growing my business across many venues on the Internet. I am creating and re-purposing a lot of what I speak about and what I do for my clients through the use of YouTube, blogging, SlideShare and other places. You never know where I might pop up!
Your two cents sales pitch?
The Savvy Women’s Business Solution creates a partnership, providing not only social media support, but administrative support, marketing ideas and focus for your business. All of these solutions are provided for you so you can focus less on your business and more on your family and your life!
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