Being the only entrepreneur in my family is tough. Every family gathering echoed with "Why don't you get a real job?". For 5 years my dad told people I was unemployed because that had less stigma than being a business owner!
Over the years my transport company won business awards for innovation and Environmental Awareness. I worked with huge companies delivering multi million pound contracts, and with individuals on a budget. Of course, this business reached its 10th-anniversary milestone.
After a near-death experience (a ruptured appendix at 39) I decided that I wanted to make a change in the business I was in. Having created one of the most visible online courier companies in the UK at the time marketing and sales were calling me. So I setup my 3rd business and launched Sark Emedia (now Online Visibility Academy).
Running a sales and marketing business is very different to a transport company however the business side was similar, we needed to find clients, make sales and grow this business. I quickly found out that my passion for business was what would lead us to today where this company is still growing, it's amazing for both of us to be present for all of our daughter's activities.
My proudest moment (so far) has been watching my martial artist daughters both win gold medals in Jiu-Jitsu competitions.