Mompreneur Monday: Luxe by Lisa Vogel

I am so excited about this mompeneur today!!

I met Lisa on our monday evening #mombizmondays chat on Twitter a few weeks ago, and after taking a look at her shop, all I can say is that you're all about to fall in love with an incredible woman and swimwear designer.

Lisa is lovely, sweet, genuine and real. Purely amazing!


What do you do?

Creative Director LUXE by Lisa Vogel swimwear, Co-President of RAJ Manufacturing (USA's largest domestic swimwear manufacturer), blogger, philanthropist, mom.



How do you maximize your time as a busy mom running a business?

A strong support system and organization are the two key ingredients. If I didn't have an amazing supportive husband, I don't know how I would do what I do. He is very involved with
the children and always patient when I have to work late or travel! I also send him all of the children's appointments, sports schedules, and school related activities on his blackberry so we can be on the same page.

What do you see as your greatest challenge being a MOMpreneur?



Balancing family with work. The truth is that balance does not exist. I just try to do the best I can.


What advice do you have for other moms looking to start a business?


Find something that you love and follow your passion. If you are motivated by passion, as opposed to making money, you will succeed.



Is there anything additional you'd like to share?

Please visit www.swimspot.com and enter the code "stella" for a 15% discount for your readers. This code expires 5/1/12.

Wow!! Thank you Lisa!!

Enjoy your 15% off coupon, everyone!

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Shop

Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Getting Launched

I am so over-the-moon excited to announce that I've been launched by the amazing ladies over at launchHER.

When Tracy contacted me about a month ago, I could hardly keep my excitement in. Was I ready for this?

For those of you who don't know, launchHER is pretty huge within the women entrepreneur community. They are a supportive group of women who promote and love other women owned businesses, and they chose me. Me. {queue fainting}

I jumped at the chance, and feel so incredibly blessed to have been chosen. Huge huge thank you to Tracy for taking notice of my shop, and for loving why I started it {what feels like years ago now...a whole other lifetime}

Head on over and give it a read!

Mom Biz Retreat: Get Me There!!

So, I happened to get an email this morning from MomBizCoach (a little bifty newsletter and website that I subscribe to...geared toward mompreneurs about how to be the best business and brand that you can be) about their upcoming retreat in Chicago at the end of January 2012.



I hadn't heard about it before, so while I laid in bed relishing the last few moments of quiet before my son woke up I decided to look it up and was amazed at the itinerary.

Not only is it a chance for a few days of ME-time (such special time when you're busy with a business and toddler), but it is chalk full of activities to learn about the importance of building a strong brand.

Why do I want to go? Well...branding is very important to me. Having been through two corporate rebrandings, I know the importance of having a strong brand and how far brand recognition can go. I'm in the process of working with an amazing graphic designer to redesign my logo, blog buttons and overall look to represent who I am at the heart of my company...a chic mom who is an artist.

I struggle with time in the respect that I push myself so hard that at the end of the day, I have nothing left for myself. Between having a 1.5 year old, and a 1 year old business...I'm just spent at the end of the day. I maximize every waking hour for everyone else, but know that I need to be better with maximizing the quality of the time so that I can be the best mom and mompreneur possible.

I want to learn. I want to dive in and see what the mompreneur world has to offer. I want to connect.

It's such an amazing opportunity...so why the heck wouldn't I want to win the all-access pass??

Please, MomBizCoach, pick me!!