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 Alli Grosberg.

What is your business?
Alli’s Originals

When did you start your business?
Technically grade -I started a business selling beads and jewelry back then!However, “Alli’s Originals” was founded back in the year 2000

What services/products do you offer?
Hand stamped customized jewelry, giftware, hand made cards and stationery as well as a variety if hand made textiles including kitchen tea towels, laundry bags , tissue holders, purses and bags etc.

How do you balance family and business?
I work from early in the morning so I have time In the day for household chores, shopping and preparing dinnerThis also allows me to be home when my son comes home from school.

What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?
Persevere! Follow your bliss and creativity. Now a days there are so many inexpensive ways to sell your creations online.  Gone are the days where you need to spend thousands of dollars to set up a website or online shop. There are many simple ways to start a small business without breaking the bank or giving up your full time job.

I always suggest that the best way to begin is following these steps:
1.) register your business (it’s usually less than $100 to do this)
2.) buy the domain name for your business name (even if you don’t plan to set up a website right away) 
Buying a domain name is less than $20 and you own it for the year  
This way when and if your ready to create a website, you won’t have any problems with purchasing that web URL 
3.) if your biz includes products you sell, set up an ETSY shop!
Etsy shop owners sell a variety of goods and it’s an inexpensive way to list and sell products  
And with an ETSY shop you have your own shop name and web address

How do your market your business?

I do a ton of online advertising throughout the year. There are many bloggers out there who are happy to write a rave review for no coat or for the cost of a product. I also do a lot of promoting and advertising through Facebook and Pinterest. Throughout the year (especially during gift giving seasons), I sign up for some local gift fairs and shows. This is a great way to bring I  new customers and to give people an opportunity to see your creations in person.

Where can we find you?

facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allis-OriginalsPersonalized-Sterling-Silver-Jewelry/122882936551

pinterest: www.pinterest.com/allisoriginals/