Mompreneur offers coaching and training programs to help mom business owners
Happy New Year and welcome to our first Mompreneur Rockstar interview of 2015. Today I present to you Keianna Harrison the founder of Mompreneur Ink. Continue reading below to discover what it is exactly that Keianna does in her business and how she helps other mompreneurs as well.
Tell us a little about yourself?
Keianna Rae Harrison (KR) is a professional copywriter, mommy blogger and small business coach for mom business owners.
Keianna Rae is a trained journalist, content creator and PR/marketing professional with more than a decade of experience using integrated marketing communications to help clients identify and exceed their goals. She is the founder of KR Writes LLC, a high-quality copywriting service designed to provide clients with content that moves their readers to meaningful action.
A true Mompreneur who believes in serving others through the pursuit of her professional passions, KR created Mompreneur Ink LLC, a small business coaching and training venture catering to work-at-home moms, stay-at-home moms and Mompreneurs with small or home-based enterprises. Her online community, Mompreneurink.com is a one-stop shop for Mompreneurs who want to develop their small businesses into viable enterprises.
A self-described “Buckeyed-Hoosier,” KR relocated from Ohio to Indianapolis where she lives with her significant other and two young sons. In her spare time she enjoys interior decorating and writing about business topics for entrepreneurs, family issues, entertainment, interior design, real estate and profiles of other Mompreneurs. Her published work can be found in many well-known newspapers, magazines and blogs.
Where did the inspiration for Mompreneur Ink come from?
I’ve been a small business owner since 1998. I’ve had really successful ventures and some very unsuccessful business experiences over the years. One of my not-so-successful ventures left me humiliated and penniless. I was also pregnant with my first child (unexpectedly), which added another level of stress to an already dire situation. I spent over a year hiding in my house having a pity party with a side of depression.
Years ago, someone gave me a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer called “Wishes Fulfilled.” It sat on my bookshelf unopened until I got put on bed rest for a while and opened it out of boredom. Once I got into it, I felt like God himself had put that book in my hand. The words literally changed my life. I read three more Dyer books and added several other authors of the same school of thought to my repertoire. I watch the movie, “The Secret,” and I became a believer in the Law of Attraction. Being a Christian first, I cross-referenced those books with the Bible as Dyer mentioned and I knew Jesus was speaking to me through those pages. I felt reinvigorated and revitalized. I talked myself out of the depression and I brought back my writing business.
One of the most important tasks I did when I re-opened my business was be honest with myself about what went wrong in the last venture. First problem – ego. I was so focused on being a “business owner” and the prestige I thought it brought, I lost my “why.” As my business grew, I worked for the money, power and respect I THOUGHT it brought me. Boy, was I wrong. The second biggest issue – lack of a business mentor. I had people who “advised” me, but no one who was walking alongside me helping me make important decisions or warning me of potential bumps in the road. Yes, I’d owned a business before, but I was still quite young, and even the most experienced business owners need a coach sometimes.
So that’s what inspired me… Now I’ve made it my goal to provide Mompreneurs with EVERYTHING they need to operate a successful, sustainable small or home-based business in one community.
What kind of approximate start-up costs were involved in getting your business from concept to launch mode?
Overall, the start-up costs have been around $1,500.
Who is your service for and how does it benefit them?
Mompreneur Ink LLC was designed to support mom small business owners. We work primarily with work-at-home moms, stay-at-home moms and moms who work full-time out of the home with a small business on the side. Our mission is to develop Mompreneurs through business coaching support and accountability, timely and relevant small business resources and trusted expert referrals. We’ve created several products designed to move them through various stages of business development. From weekly small business tips to full-on webinars and free e-courses, Mompreneurink.com is the premier online community for mom small business owners.
Please provide one business tip that you feel can really help a mom entrepreneur with her business.
Get. A. COACH. Work with someone who understands you as a person and how you and your small business interact for your success. It doesn’t have to be an expensive business coach. But my advice to EVERY Mompreneur is to get a business coach to look at your business and help you along the way.
1 thing you do for yourself to unwind from it all?
I spend the first moment of alone time in the evenings in a quiet place with a good glass of wine.
Share a website you like to browse just for fun.
www.twitter.com. Can’t reach me in the office? Look for me on Twitter.
Share a favorite book.
Wishes Fulfilled by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Life-changing.
is an online community for mothers who are small business owners. We are work-at-home moms, stay-at-home moms and moms who work full-time outside of the home with a home-based small business on the side. Our mission is to develop Mompreneurs through business coaching support and accountability, timely and relevant small business resources and trusted expert referrals. We provide a one-stop-shop where Moms get everything necessary to operate a home-based business and see immediate results.
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