The Detailed Diary Podcast

Building a Business and Raising a Family w/ Abby Shinners of The Sawdust Mama

November 08, 2023 Danielle Holleran | Entrepreneur, Small Business Mentor, Mompreneur Episode 146
The Detailed Diary Podcast
Building a Business and Raising a Family w/ Abby Shinners of The Sawdust Mama
Show Notes

Thinking about starting a business but worried about how it'll fit with family life? In this episode, join me as I sit down with Abby Shinners, the creative genius behind Sawdust Mama, where every piece of home decor and baby item carries a personal touch.

Abby's journey from the medical field to business owner is nothing short of inspiring, and she's here to tell us how she created her brand from the ground up. She gets real about the big risks she took, the learning curves with new tech, the excitement of her first Etsy sale, and the choices that made her business stand out all while raising a family.

So If you're curious about leaving the 9-to-5 grind behind and crafting a life you're passionate about, or if you're a mom trying to figure out how to fit business into your family life, this episode's got you covered!

In this episode, we cover:

  • What prompted Abby to shift from being an X-ray technician to starting Sawdust Mama
  • How taking risks can be super scary but why those bold moves can completely transform your business growth
  • The power of self-taught skills in entrepreneurship
  • Why Etsy was a game-changer for Abby and might just be for you too
  • The reason you need to trial and error products for your biz
  • Insights into Abby's strategies for balancing the demands of business and motherhood 
  • Why taking intentional breaks is essential for sustaining both your business and your personal health
  • The strength of community and its transformative impact on Abby's business (could your network be your untapped strength?)
  • Understanding the seasonal highs and lows in the home decor business and product adaptability

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