March Member Spotlight – Kim Curran

Meet Kim Curran, mother to Jack 4 & Isabelle 8, wife to Richard for 11 & a half years. She worked as an account executive at a large publishing company before becoming pregnant. In preparation of the arrival of her new baby, Richard bought a digital camera. As a child, she had a passion for photography. The birth of her baby girl ignited that passion once again. She began photography playgroups & her business was born.

  1. Please tell us about your business and the service that you provide: Modern child photographer: I do photo shoots & offer a variety of photo products that include prints, albums, cards & announcements and more. I am also planning to offer classed to teach parents to take better portraits of their kiddos
  2. What motivated you to start your business? It seemed the natural thing to do…I couldn’t stop it
  3. What kind of background or expertise do you have in your field? An education in art & 8 years on the job training.
  4. What trends do you see in your current industry? Colorful, urban settings are popular. Also less fussy, a bit more childish is favored.
  5. What are the most demanding aspects about your business? Scheduling & editing.
  6. What are the most rewarding aspects about your business? Creating beautiful art that is treasured. Being told my work is what they would grab first if their house was on fire. LOVE THAT
  7. What advice would you give to someone interested in starting a business like yours? If you have the passion for photography, go for it! Start with your mommy groups, charge a little until your skill gets better. Look at professional sites for inspiration but do not compare your work to theirs, you will go crazy. Take a business class.
  8. How have you been able to balance your time between work and your family? I have a maid 2x a month, that really helps!
  9. What has been the most effective way for you to promote and market yourself? Word of mouth
  10. Finally: What does your “Milk Money” provide for you and your family? Peace of mind & flexibility.

About A Wishful Thought

I am a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. I am an entrepreneur. At Villanova University I studied Operations Management specializing in Program and Project Management. I worked at various oil refineries honing my skills and ultimately opened my own consulting firm. I consulted on Environmental Restoration and defense projects including software development, satellite development and programming, phased array radars, helicopter and tank development, etc. I decided to take new direction in life when I became pregnant in 2000. I founded my own corporation, Wish Enterprises, Inc., to fulfill my own wish of being able to stay home with my son while contributing to the family income. With my husband’s full support, I developed and founded The Wish Place. I now also own Buy By Mom to continue to my mission of assisting parents who want to be successful in their businesses. I am the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the Colorado State Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics. I am a professional writer and blogger. I am the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner for I write articles for work at home parents on my blog associated with The Wish Place. I review products produced by moms and dads and feature businesses run by moms and dads on my Buy By Mom blog. I write for various online publications and am also a political writer. My specialty is connecting people with great home business opportunities and providing unmatched one-on-one mentorship to those starting a home business. My passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children. To that end, I am a Legislative Advocate at the National and State levels to influence policy so that it is favorable to those in business.
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