As with many mums these days, if I’m not running after the kids or doing household chores, I’m online. Whilst social media can be a great waster of time, it’s also a great way to find out more about what’s happening around me. Cos, let’s face it, these days if it’s not on social media it didn’t happen 😛
I’ve been lucky enough to meet many members from the talented mum & dads club. Some in real life, but most in the online world. In the Business Hot-Seat series, I hope to introduce you to some of these innovative and talented people.
P.S If you’d like to be featured in our Business Hot-Seat series, I’d love to hear from you! 🙂 Just PM me via Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org & tell me a little bit about yourself and your business.
Today in the business hot-seat, we have Angela from Creation Station NZ. Run by a husband and wife team, Creation Station NZ exists to provide quirky and one of a kind personalised items for the whole family. From custom tees for mum & dad, first birthday tees & onesies (SO cute!), lunch box & bottle labels, to my personal favourite, the CSA RaceTrack Tee, Creation Station NZ can personalise almost anything 🙂 Here’s Angela to tell you more about Creation Station NZ, and the crazy busy life they lead 🙂
Current Location: Tauranga
Number of Kids: 2 – Lucy is my adorable miss 2 and Amanda is my beautiful 7 month old
So tell me more about Creation Station and how the idea came about?
Originally Creation Station was a kids painting party business but evolved with the arrival of our first daughter to specialise in personalised giftware and clothing.
What were you doing before Creation Station?
Before Creation Station I worked in accounts at a local school.
How do you manage juggling being a Mum & running a business?
Some days are better than others. I snatch time when I can while my girls nap or are in bed for the evening. Recently hubby has come on board too – managing orders and doing the majority of the work so I could focus on our new baby. I couldn’t do it without his help and support. Our private joke is that he is better at my job than I am (his job before this one was in signwriting). I am a better mum if I get my “play” time during the day. Being able to create personalised gifts or special items and hearing “I LOVE IT” from the client, makes my week!
What is your advice to anyone starting up a business for the first time?
GO FOR IT! Its hard work and I’ve made many mistakes but I wouldn’t change it!
What are your top 3 favourite products that Creation Station has produced?
- My top favourite would have to be the Breastfeeding, cloth nappying, babywearing kinda mumma tee I made for me!
- Next favourite would have to be our lightbox slides. We custom make whatever people ask for. See the album on our Facebook page.
- My third top favourite is hard to pick from our custom mugs or our range of tees for men. My husband has an awesome sense of humour and has designed quite a few shirts that make awesome man gifts.
If you had a super power, what would it be?
I’ve always wanted to fly!
Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate!!!
Biscuit/Cookies or Cake? BOTH! I have a serious sweet tooth!
Creation Station NZ can be found on Facebook. Today we have up for grabs 1 Custom Father’s Day Tee, in your pick of colour & size from the options available 🙂 To be in to win, here’s what you need to know:
To enter, make sure you:
- Follow I’m NOT SuperMum on Facebook
- Follow Creation Station NZ on Facebook
- Like & Comment with which option you’d prefer on the competition post on I’m NOT SuperMum.
- For a 2nd entry, like & comment with which option you’d prefer on the competition post on Creation Station NZ.
- Sharing is caring remember 😉
Competition will run from 7pm 27/07/2016 to 11pm 31/07/2016.
Terms & Conditions:
Entry is deemed acceptance of all terms & conditions stated.
Entry is open to NZ Residents only. Entry to this giveaway is free, no purchase is necessary. The Prize is 1 Custom Father’s Day Tee from Creation Station NZ, in the winners pick of size & colour from options available. The winner will be announced on the imnotsupermum blog and on Facebook; and will have 3 calendar days to claim their prize. In the event of the prize not being claimed within 3 calendar days, a new winner will be drawn. We will endeavour to send the prizes out as soon as practically possible. Responsibility is not accepted for prizes lost, damaged or delayed as a result of delivery failure of any kind. Prizes are not transferable, re-saleable or exchangeable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prizes in whole or in part. Entrants are deemed to have given Creation Station NZ & imnotsupermum.com consent to contact them for marketing purposes. All entries become the property of Creation Station NZ & imnotsupermum.com, and may be used for promotional and marketing purposes. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. E&OE.