As a self-employed business woman, I decided to surround myself with positive, motivated and inspiring people. So I started a monthly networking group called 'Wonderful Women: Minding Our Own Business'. To encourage and motivate us I interview inspirational and creative business women, and I have picked the brains of Bernie Dexter, Angelique Houtkamp, Michelle Ward, Maureen Jann, Hayley Southwood, Rebecca McWattie, Jess Purser, Tara Scott and Kat Williams.
This time I was able to interview Shona van Beers from Heyday, a vintage reproduction clothing brand. Shona wanted to make clothing that would look great but were more suitable for the rock and roll dancing she loved, compared to more delicate vintage originals. Shona is proof that you can make a living doing what you love.
ReeRee Rockette: Tell us about your business? When did you start it? What did you do before?
ReeRee Rockette: What motivates you?
ReeRee Rockette: What moments with your business have you been most proud of?
ReeRee Rockette: Do you have three tips for other women running their own businesses?
- Write lists, lots and lots of lists.
- Get help. Whether that is a cleaner or a nanny or using Tesco home delivery for your shopping. Time is precious.
- Stop pulling down other women. It is about time women were nicer to each other. Men handle it in a better way - business is business, not a cat fight.
ReeRee Rockette: Would you have done anything differently?
ReeRee Rockette: Who inspires you?