Hello! Happy Monday! Welcome to our Mommy Monday feature for this week! Each week, we interview a mom business owner and get to know her a little better! We like to find out how she balances life with children and a business! We also like to hear about the marketing strategies that are working for her! Hopefully, this provides a little bit of inspiration to all of the other hard working moms out there! If you’d like to be considered for this feature, send us an e-mail! We’d love to learn about your business, too!
Today’s mom entrepreneur is Louise Hodges.
When did you start your business?
I started Greenbug in 2010 to offer safe and natural pest control solutions as alternatives to toxic chemical pesticides.
What services/products do you offer?
Greenbug offers pest control products for People, Pets, Indoors and Outdoors. We also offer the Greenbug System which is my proprietary invention that integrates with an Irrigation System to distribute Greenbug for Outdoors so that everywhere water is directed becomes safely pest free.
How do you balance family and business?
The million dollar question! I have chosen to pursue something I feel is very important and that is replacing toxic, synthetic pest control poisons with safe, natural and effective options. I was originally motivated because I am a Mommy. The end result is that fulfilling this passion allows me to compartmentalize work so that I can then pursue my other passion which is my family.
What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?
Don't listen to guilters, cultural pressures, media stereotypes or baggage of self-doubt stop you! A fulfilled Mommy is the best kind of Mommy so go for your dreams!
How do your market your business?
I blog, I write articles, I do public speaking, and we advertise in local papers for our Greenbug System. For our online sales in throughout the US and Canada, we have established a network of pest control experts who suggest our products as solutions. We also sell products at 80+ retail locations who do local advertising. Our Greenbug System is marketed through a network of landscape and irrigation professionals.
Where can we find you?