Members Profile – Alice Leah, Mums Mail

  1. alice-leahDescribe your business in two sentences. Mum’s Mail is a comprehensive resource for parents and other interested readers, offering them a range of info and services related to health, business, beauty, parties, entertainment, schooling, eating, the home etc.
  2. How long have you been in business? Since Aug 2004.
  3. How did you get into this business? I was working as an Advertising Sales Rep at Independent Newspapers when the founder of Mum’s Mail offered me a job. I accepted on condition that she rather sell the business to me.
  4. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced, and how did you overcome it? Wrapping my head around the overheads! As a salaried earner, you do not have to worry about the wellbeing of anyone else, as a business owner, you need to ensure that your staff are paid on time, every time. Luckily they have never been paid late!
  5. What single trait/skill could you not have succeeded without? My attention to detail (eagle eye) and a passion to make a difference.
  6. What is the best business advice you’ve received? You can say “no” (thanks to Cindy Norcott and Stephanie Berry).
  7. Your secret to business success is? Always responding to queries quickly.
  8. What is your business goal for 2015? To have more “me time” away from the office.
  9. Tell us one thing that not many people know about you? I was Miss Warmbaths back in 1988!