Do you need to find the perfect gift for your sister who is having a baby but you can't seem to find something special enough in local department stores? How about that adorable baby your best friend just had? Don't you want something special that they will cherish forever? Or what about your husband's boss who just had a baby? You can't get just any old gift! If you need to find unique gifts for mom and baby, you should be shopping at Baby and Me Gifts.
In 2007, Jackie Myers launched Baby and Me Gifts as a way to promote those fabulous but hard to find, unique gifts for babies and mothers. A stay-at-home mom herself, Jackie wanted a way to be able to stay at home with her family and provide income at the same time. I was able to interview Jackie and ask her a few questions about her business, knowing that there are many moms out there who have wanted to start something themselves at one time or another.
Q: Where did your idea for Baby and Me Gifts come from?
A: Inspired by being a mother myself, my elementary teaching and developmental therapy background, I began my mission of researching and selecting unique baby gifts and mom gifts to represent on BabyAndMeGifts.com. I wanted to provide other moms and babies with a one stop shop to find unique gifts for baby and mom that couldn't be found in the normal department stores and on-line retailers.
Q: What are the advantages/good points about your business?
A: I love the flexibility. I am able to work while my daughter naps and goes to bed at night. I love interaction with my customers too! It is also great keeping up with the latest unique baby gear. There are so many other SAHM's that are producing wonderful products. It is great to be able to help them out too!
Q: What are the challenges of a home based business?
A: Challenges are finding how to balance time with work and being a stay at home mom. You have to have drive and dedication. If you aren't passionate about your own business, it is easy for it to fail.
Q: What is the secret to your success? How do you manage it all?
A: I have a very supportive husband. Not only does he give me great advice and keep me motivated, he is someone who helps me tweak my website when I need it. I have had to learn time management and how to think one step ahead. This has required me to learn to be more self disciplined!
Q: Any final thoughts or ideas you'd like to share?
A: BabyAndMeGifts.com has created a successful niche for itself by selling high quality, unique gifts, that are made or recommended by parents. I wanted to help support other local mompreneurs around the Indianapolis area and the rest of the country. Parents are able to submit their products/inventions for review and also suggest products for BabyAndMeGifts.com to carry in their on-line store. I am delighted to offer their unique products on my on-line baby boutique. Plus, I know that my customers will love the products because they were made with love and recommended with love by other customers.
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