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164. Entrepreneurship & Motherhood: Building a Successful Business and Involving Your Kids | Natasha McCrary of 1818 Farms

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Do you have a dream of starting your own business?  Or are you currently running a business?  Are you looking for ways to involve your kids so they can learn valuable life skills and be part of the team?  This episode is for you!

Natasha has always been an entrepreneur at heart, but she has spent the last decade building a wildly successful farm business with her family.  1818 Farms provides handmade bath and body products, fresh flowers, events, workshops, and more. In our conversation, we dive into all things small business: marketing, starting small, scaling, outsourcing, beautiful packaging, involving your kids, and more.

If you have that entrepreneurial itch or you are in the thick of running your own home business, this episode is full of brilliant ideas and important mindset shifts.  Join us!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Natasha’s journey to starting and growing her multifaceted farm business
  • The importance of pivoting and evolving your business over time
  • How to know when something is no longer working in your business
  • Online marketing and growth strategies that give you the most control
  • Starting and growing a business when you have young children at home
  • Getting your children involved in age-appropriate parts of the business
  • Marketing and exposure ideas for a brand new farm business
  • The importance of first impressions via branding and packaging
  • Making wise investments as your company grows
  • Why you should nurture existing customer relationships over always seeking new customers
  • Natasha shares how her older teen and adult children have been impacted by growing up helping with the family business
  • Discerning what to outsource in your business and what to keep on your own plate
  • The importance of starting small scale and perfecting your product
  • The first things you should consider if you want to start a business from your home or farm

View full show notes and transcript on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

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