Here at Belly Bandit HQ, a women-owned and operated company, we believe in celebrating the success of all women in business! Our “Moms Who Made It” series is our way of honoring Mompreneurs who inspire us every day.
This week we're featuring Sarah Komers, the founder of The Mom Culture, a company dedicated to making eco-friendly, earth conscious apparel. Sarah's mission is to make quality products that have "soul" and her motto, "Raise Good Humans" makes it apparent that this "culture club" is worth supporting!
Describe your business philosophy in 5 words or less:
Authentic, supportive, quality, relatable, & fun.
What inspired you to go into business?
After the birth of my 3rd child (and a traumatic birth) I felt the need to do something for myself and the need to be creative.
When did you know you, “made it?”
I don’t feel like I’ve “made it”. But, when I saw one of my tees on a customer around town, that’s when I really felt that I had created something special and was touching lives with our products.
Who is your mentor?
I don’t really have one mentor. I trust several people close to me with business advice. I’d say my most influential mentors are my husband and close friend and fellow business-owner, Janna Tipton. I was her assistant for 3 years and learned so much about how to balance motherhood and small business life.
I am very inspired by a few mainstream ladies: Jen Gotch for her authenticity, Rachel Hollis for her hustle and perseverance, and Jenna Kutcher for her quick and to-the-point business advice.
What’s your #1 tip for moms interested in starting their own business?
Just go for it. The timing is never “perfect”. There will be days you will want to give up, but you have to push on, mama!
What does “me” time mean to you?
Honestly…my “me” time is going to the bathroom by myself! Ideally, my self-care is trying to attend a yoga class, meditate, or take a bath and listen to a podcast. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but maybe 30 minutes to an hour each day of time by myself.
What‘s on your bedside table?
A journal that I share with my daughter. It’s basically a confidential mommy and me place to ask questions and share experiences. We’ve been doing it since she was in kindergarten and she’s going into 7th grade this year
Words to live by - Share your favorite quote!
“Don’t believe everything you think” – Unknown
To learn more about Sarah and Mom Culture head to, https://momculture.com and follow her @themomculture.