After falling pregnant, Tasha realised she had gained a wealth of knowledge that she wished to share with other couples experiencing the same problems.
Now, her website serves as a platform for expert information on all things conception-related. She also has created a line of prenatal supplements and offers one-on-one consultations.
Tasha’s ideal client is a young couple that has been struggling to get pregnant and wants further support and knowledge.
Tasha’s favourite part about running her own business:
“I love getting ultrasound photos and baby photos from my clients. It really makes me happy to hear success stories from any of my clients who previously struggled with getting pregnant.”
Tasha’s ideal business is one that fits her lifestyle. Having young children, her work life has to allow her to spend adequate time with her family. Working online a lot helps her enjoy her family life.
What Tasha Wishes She Knew When She Started:
- Get more support – joining a group like HerBusiness allows you to get advice from trusted people. Get support early on rather than doing it the hard way and waiting.
- Take any advice you can but put it through your own filter – when I was starting my business, I would take advice from anybody I thought was knowledgeable. If it doesn’t sit well with you, don’t take the advice.
- Come back to your core values – businesses tend to go in different directions as you get on with it. When the business is picking up momentum, learn how to say no to certain opportunities. Not all of them are right for you. Try to stay on track and make sure the reason you started aligns with where you want to go.
Tasha’s Advice for Other Business Owners
- Ask questions – even if you think they are silly. The more you get into these communities, you realise no question is silly. Somebody else most likely has the same question. Don’t feel like you should know everything.
- Get systems in place to help things become more automated – set it up from the start. Your business has a better chance of growing organically if you have enough automation, because you will have time to work on your business and not just in it.
- Enjoy what you do – every person and every business is different. Some want to grow their business to be large and some want to keep it small. Whatever you do, make sure you’re creating it to be what you want.
Tasha’s favourite entrepreneur is Cyan Ta’eed, founder of Envato. She looks up to her because she has made a name for herself in a predominantly male sector. She loves how she gives back to the community through charity organisation she has founded.
A problem that’s been solved for Tasha from being a HerBusiness Premium Member:
“For the first few years of my business I worked by myself. I found it very isolating. I didn’t know if I was on the right track, if things went wrong I had no support as to how to rectify situations. I battled through but found it very stressful. Being a Premium Member has given me a community of people, many of whom I know genuinely call friends, who are all in similar situations, understand what I’m going through and most importantly have been such a help!”
This post was authored by Allison Mullin. Allison is completing a journalism internship with HerBusiness. She studies editing, writing, and media at Florida State University in the United States.