Meet three amazing mums and businesswomen
TWEED SHIRE must have something in the water after three local mums were nominated for the 2020 AusMumpreneurAwards.
Joey Juarez, owner and co-founder of Dona Cholita, is nominated for AusMumpreneur of the Year while Jordana Edwards, owner of Clean Tea and Breastfeeding Tea Co. is nominated for that award and five other awards.
Completing the trifecta, Louise Duke, of Wondery Skin Food, is nominated in the customer service and emerging categories.
Mrs Juarez said being nominated for the award meant a lot for her and reminded her of some key business lessons she had learnt along the way.
"Don't give up - it will get hard, and there will be times when all you want to do is to throw in the towel. But business is a long game. Perseverance is key," she said.
By owning and running her own business, Mrs Juarez said there had been a positive impact on her children.
"I love what the kids get exposed to - we've taken them to business retreats, tortilla oven factories in Mexico and LA," she said.
"I love that they get to see the nuts and bolts of what goes into starting something from the ground up, it is inspiring to see how much that exposure opens their eyes to what is possible in life."
Ms Edwards said that the key to being successful in business lies in your ability to network.
"Network non-stop. Learn, listen and practise the business methods of the women who have made the mistakes and paved the way before you," she said.
"There is so much value in networking! Join groups, attend events, listen to podcast and webinars and soak up as much as you can."
The second round of voting for the AusMumpreneur Awards closes August 30.