Monday, June 27, 2011

Buzz Chic Was Featured On Babybindle

Some of you know that I am Buzz Chic and work on the team of a good friend of mine, Sandra and her company Babybindle.
This past weekend, Sandra was at the auditions of Shark Tank in Texas, toting her product, The SeatPak for the show. Hopefully, they see the same special person and her product as I do!

Below, please find Sandra's post about my little company Buzz Chic! I am honored to have been interviewed.

Happy Saturday to everyone! Hopefully you are all enjoying the start of Summer. I am in Texas, getting ready to wait on line for auditions of the show Shark Tank on ABC, wish me luck!
There I am. See me in the reflection!

Please allow me to introduce you to one of our behind the scenes team members. Our very own Social Media Specialist, Maria.

Maria, runs a company called Buzz Chic which she created to help companies like babybindle to facilitate their online marketing. By working closely with the company she brings her 6+ years of Social Media expertise and social online direction by growing our online audience and cross promotion opportunities for mass exposure.

Social media networking is an important part of our strategy because it involves facilitating and working out a way to achieve the objectives and goals of all areas of the company. From sales to cross-promotional functions, Maria finds a way to enhance the personality of the company to all potential clients and associates.

Tell us a little about yourself
I am a stay at home mom of two who started blogging after second baby was born. I was at home with a 22 year old tantrum king and a newborn who cried 18+ hours a day. I really needed a place to vent. I started Maria's Space and eventually blogs where I spoke in my children's voices. It was great therapy. 

My kids are my first priority. I love documenting their life in word and photo form. I love, talking, writing, reading, photography and creating jewelry which I sell on Etsy under Street Angel

What is the biggest hurdle facing female entrepreneurs today?
I think the toughest thing about starting a business is Fear! Just taking the first step and doing it is scary. Once you do that, it is only a matter of motivation and not giving up.

What business lesson have you learned that you will never forget?
"Your time is money" which I learned from Sandra. My husband has told me this over the last 8 years, whenever I would run  out to take photos for a friends, party, band, business opening, School, etc., Eventually Sandra was the one who got through to me. She made me believe that you are good at what you do. When she asked me to take her prototype photos and then to head up her social media direction, I felt that I could do it. Sometimes, it takes one person to make a difference.

What have been your major challenges? 
Growing Buzz Chic while maintaining, everything else I do, life, parenting, kids, product reviews and book reviews for Maria's Space and supporting my clients. It is a challenge I appreciate after being out of the work force for so many years before my kids started school.

What would you say has been your major success?
Being featured here!

If you could offer one piece of advice to someone thinking of starting up a business, what would it be?
Just do it! 

Balancing business and family is a conscious effort. How do you keep a healthy balance? 
Working at home makes this a little easier. Waking two hours before the kids helps. When they were in school I worked when they were there. It will take a little more balancing now that they are on summer vacation.

Name two things you must carry with you at all times.
My blackberry and my wallet

Do you have a favorite business tool or resource? 
I love Tweetdeck. It makes tweeting so much easier when you run more than on Twitter account.

Do you have a motivational quote? 
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

On your most challenging day, what inspires you to keep going?
Knowing and believing that This Too Shall Pass!

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