I can not do anything
Our heroines prove: work to your liking can be combined with family!
Organized a network of home kindergartens "Panda"
“Our first kindergarten in the apartment opened exactly three years ago. It all started with the fact that my son Vlas did not get a ticket to the municipal kindergarten. Along with the refusal, we were given the keys to the new building.
I remember standing on the balcony with the whole family and deciding what to do. And the idea came up to create a home kindergarten. The new apartment was converted, ordered children's furniture. Found qualified staff. Posting ads in the area. Made a website. I registered IP: day care for a child.
A month later, “Panda” took the first group. Toddlers age - from 1.5 to 4 years. They, like Vlas, also did not get a ticket, and their parents had to go to work. We have everything as in a regular kindergarten: games, exciting activities, sleep, in the afternoon - a walk (they go out into the yard in a bosom, holding on to a rope). With children there is always a tutor, a nanny and a cook. We arrange morning parties, celebrate birthdays, Santa Claus comes for the New Year.
What is different is the number. Allowed maximum of 10-12 children. Moreover, it is a rare case when everyone is present in a group at once. We also take into account the individual characteristics of babies - and age, and character, and even eating habits (restrictions). Moms and dads are connected to online video surveillance, through a computer or mobile phone at any moment they can see what is happening now in the kindergarten. ... When my childhood friend found out that when the full group was dialed, there was a “turn” of 30 more who wanted to, suggested opening a second garden. Already with her in an adjacent house rented an apartment. They made decor, ordered furniture ...
As a result, currently there are already 5 Panda home kindergartens in Khimki and Krasnogorsk. We are ready to help open a franchise garden. This business is very kind and pleasant. And you need to deal with it from the heart, and not for the sake of money. I myself know what a problem it is when a child is not taken to kindergarten.
I sincerely want to help both parents and children. It is extremely important for kids to develop in accordance with age. Not all parents have time, desire and education for this. In this sense, the garden is important. You know, when they say to me: “Thank you for your work, you helped us and made our life so easy!” - at this moment I feel happy. And I understand that I am doing a good necessary thing. Immediately there are new forces, ideas and energy.
Soon in our family replenishment, we are waiting for my daughter. And I know for sure that at first we will definitely go to Panda.
Created the brand Mamanonstop - clothes for children and their parents in a single style - AND FEDOR
“My three year old son is the inspirer of all my endeavors. Fedor is a very positive baby, and the first time after his birth I took a lot of pictures of him, and later I gave my relatives calendars, pillows and other souvenirs - I shared positive emotions. Once Fedya and I were playing in the park and I suddenly wanted to have the same coat for walking.
I started looking for something similar among well-known brands, but, having explored a lot of online resources, shops, I could not find it. At that moment, a friend came to visit me and talked about designer-constructor Oksana Kasatkina. I decided to fulfill my dream - I ordered a coat from Fedor and me. Everyone who saw us was delighted. They didn’t even stop the street with the question: “Where can I buy the same?” I liked it so much that it turned out that I did not stop: I ordered the same pajamas and trousers for us.
Seeing the interest of others, I moved further - we made several collections. Hobbies gradually developed into an excellent entrepreneurial initiative. And the idea that a family can be united by many things besides a family photo album and traditions, including a uniform clothing style, has been successful!
I note that we do not clone things, but combine them with elements of style or design. For example, here you can find clothes dedicated to family reading or theater, with images from social networks. Creative, in a word. My business is for the soul. When children appear, consciousness changes and you truly understand why it came to light. I am convinced that the best thing that happens to a person is the birth of children. The Mamanonstop project is the most harmonious for motherhood and the development of a family idea, and on the other hand, an active lifestyle, without which I can not imagine myself. Family is the most important thing in a person’s life. It is unlikely that the amount of money earned will be the main result of life ...
And if your business carries with it the values that accompany you through life, it is luck and joy. Life flies by unnoticed, and the most precious thing is the people close to you. I feel true inspiration and satisfaction when I see the happy faces of customers or when I notice from afar on the street: here comes the family! One hundred percent". “Fedor is the inspirer of all my endeavors and the main expert: I test all my clothes on him”
Heads the company "ArtMania", president of the festival "Manor Jazz", mother of three children
“The male principle of doing business is for the money and the business itself. For me, as well as 10 years ago, when I was just starting, and now, the main thing is interest. I did not make plans how everything will be. Worked, solved problems, rejoiced at the first successes and successes. Someone made a career thanks to our festivals. Many musicians got a chance to perform in front of a large audience. Someone met his love. Spectators always leave the concert on the positive: "It was so cool, subtle, beautiful." After all, good music has a therapeutic effect ... For me, “ArtMania” is a favorite thing. It requires attention, strength, development. Like another child, a fourth. True, the company was born when I had one daughter.
Now I have three of them: Sonya - 10 years old, Elizabeth - 4 years old, Katerina - 2. Lisa was born in her second marriage. My husband and I really wanted a common child. Katerina was not planned. But life is life! God has given. Although, I admit, being a business woman and having a large mother at the same time is not easy. Physically hard. You get up to 6 times a night. Katya was 2 months old when I started going to meetings. She was just preparing a big charity concert at Crocus City Hall.
Of course, telephone, Skype, mail help to conduct business. But brainstorming is often possible only at the round table. As well as negotiations: when you convince, it is important to be in personal energy contact. ... Looking back, I myself wonder how I stood it all? (Smiles.) I’m mom at home. But not because I came up with such a rule. It is simply unrealistic to combine communication with three children and solving their problems (bathing, feeding, doing homework ...) with working negotiations. I only start working when I leave the apartment.
Of course, I have assistants: the last 4 years I can not do without a nanny. But my daughters know: I go to work not because I “run away from them”, but because my business is important and interesting, it brings positive emotions to people. Many children do not even know what their mothers and fathers are doing. The maximum that they can answer: "Sitting at the computer." Mine - not only know, but also see what I do. During festivals they are always there: we even rent a room in a sanatorium next to Arkhangelskoye estate as a family. This is both my and their natural environment. ...
Once I read a tip: 15-30 minutes of full communication with children (this means joining their game, listening and hearing, being with them!) Is much more important than a whole day spent supposedly with a child, but actually doing their own thing in parallel. I’m trying to follow this advice. ”
Anna and Samvel Hambartsumyan
Produce ICECRO natural ice cream and exclusive desserts based on it
Anna: “The idea to produce natural ice cream arose three years ago, after our vacation in Italy. At that time I was impressed by the presence of a large number of cafes with delicious ice cream. Returning to Moscow, I realized that we do not have such a service, much less such ice cream. Need to fix the situation! How? To do ice cream ourselves: to produce a product that will delight people and bring them not only pleasure, but also health.
At the beginning of 2010, ICECRO was born. Production was organized, unique recipes were developed, a brand name was invented - an ice crocodile - and the first ice cream parlor was opened. …Family business.
We used to think that working and living together is impossible, they say, 24 hours together, working questions are mixed with personal ones, you get tired of a constant presence, but no. This is just great! We are never crowded. We have common interests, we understand perfectly, we can always hedge or replace each other. We solve issues not according to the schedule, but according to need. We work on our schedule: in the evening we can discuss the project, and during the day we can arrange a romantic dinner.
We can also allocate a convenient time for us to vacation. Of course, sometimes we argue about something (each has his own vision, point of view). But they made it a rule: not to transfer the argument to the relationship. Family is a priority! Arguing how to achieve balance in two important areas — family and work — they found their formula: love, consciousness, and inner independence. We consciously devote a lot of time to communication. Each of us has our own space and the ability to create. It is important for us not to interfere with each other, but in time to support.
Having the experience of family business, we can no longer imagine that we work in different places. I think if this happens, we will become like strangers. We, indeed, talk a lot about work, discussing and calculating projects, for us it is part of life, even traveling, we are looking for new ideas and business opportunities. But another thing is much more important: Samvel is a demanding husband, he needs to pay time and attention. (Smiles.)
And most importantly, we expect the birth of a child, so the "free" schedule suits us much more. A modern woman must do business. But it is very important that the work does not change its life priorities, and does not harm the family. ” “They used to think that working and living together is impossible. But no, it's just great! ”