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 Tracy Czech.

What is your business?
Sourcing Handmade, LLC

When did you start your business?
2012

What services/products do you offer?
We offer an online wholesale ordering platform strictly for handmade products from small and micro businesses.  We bring together handmade artisans, indie designers, & professional crafters with wholesale boutique buyers.  Our aim is to help turn the focus to handmade and buying local, and away from mass manufactured products from overseas.

How do you balance family and business?
My youngest just started full day Kindergarten, so this has given me the time I need to focus on our e-commerce upgrade to a new online wholesale ordering platform.  I get the core of my work done while the kids are in school, but am always reasonably available after hours as needed.

What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?
You can do it! Don’t be afraid of failure, because learning from mistakes is part of the path to success.  Stay focused, reach out to like-minded people, get out of your comfort zone.  Keep learning.   Share your entrepreneurial endeavors with others, don’t hide them.  Balance work and family the best you can.  At the end of the day, family comes first so make sure they know it and can feel it.

How do your market your business?
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest), some print ad campaigns, some online blogs.

Where can we find you?

facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SourcingHandmade

twitter: https://twitter.com/SourcingHandmad

pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sourcinghandmad/