What is your name?
What is your business name?
Bridie’s Typing Services
What industry is your business in?
Business services – audio transcribing and typing
Where are you based?
Leschenault, near Bunbury, WA
How long have been in business?
Is it a full-time or part-time business?
Part-time currently – full-time previous to children!
Did you start your business before or after becoming a mum/step-mum?
Why did you start your business?
I wanted the freedom to work from home doing something I love.
What has been your biggest triumph in business?
My recent re-branding with new logo and website – for the first time I really feel like the professional I am.
What was your biggest mistake in business?
Purchasing audio cassette players right at the time digital audio came into being – an expensive mistake.
What is the one piece of advice you wish you’d been given about running a business with children when you started out?
Children don’t appreciate a work schedule so learn to be flexible – and expect you may be working until midnight to catch up.
Name your top three business successes
Emigrating to Australia from the UK, re-branding, gaining my first client through social media (twitter).
What are you passionate about?
Work: I’m a perfectionist
Home: Watching my children grow into confident individuals (I’ve always suffered from low self-esteem).
What’s the one thing you can never resist?
Chocolate – the one downside of working from home is that the fridge is just a short walk away…
Who inspires you?
Richard Branson and his ability to turn his hand to anything and make it a success (well, almost anything!)
What is the song that gets you fired up?
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
What is your favourite quote?
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get” ~ Forrest Gump.