information: I am a
mum of three children, Mackenzie, Corey and Rhiannon. For the
first few years of Rhiannon life, she was quite sick with Kidney
Reflux, so my main focus was on her health, no however she has
improved greatly and my older two are now at school, so I decided
to make more use of spare time I had by taking on research. Prior
to this I had researched information for my husband, who is a
lecturer. It was a natural development to add a research wing
to the business he had already established.
Paul carries out the training
in the Disabilities field, and I carry out any research needs.
My client base has been varied, from craft businesses, to a Businessmum
site, through to parenting sites. I have also researched a great
deal in the area of Disabilities and Aged Care. Currently I am
undertaking work for Gina, covering a variety of areas, which
is both challenging but satisfying.
As well as my business
venture, I am also President of my children’s school PTA,
and in prior years was active on the Board of the local Family
Day Care society. I am also a moderator and administrator in several
parenting sites in Australia, and I am also the Head Community
Manager for the forums at the American company, Busy Parents Online,
as well as their researcher.
Do you do some or all of your business
online? What countries do you ship to? My
research is internet- based only, and I carry out research for
clients in all countries.
What products or
services do you sell? For myself,
I do only research, whilst Paul does training in all areas of
What kind of payments
do you accept? Within Australia, I
take Bank Cheque, Cash, direct payment via Internet. Overseas
by prior arrangement
Are you looking
to expand your services and products? Looking
to take on more overseas clients.
Do you support
charity? Which one(s)? Charities related
to Disability and Kidney research.
What skills, education
or training must you have to work in this business?
Good computer skills, and ability
to use search engines in an efficient way..or else you will be
there for hours finding basic information. A logical and efficient
What do you love the
most about being in business? I love
being able to work from home and set my own hours, this allows
me to still be there for my children, but also make myself feel
apart from them.
Give us your best
marketing advice. Network. Meet others
in business, via any means.
Give us your best
business advice. Join a business site,
you can usually get great advise from those who have been there
and done that. Also even if you have no idea about the sort of
business you want to do, join a site anyway, as they are usually
full of ideas and suggestions.
Where do you go
for support and networking? To my
contacts I have met online through the Businessmums.com site I
am a member of.