March ’13 WBS Business Woman of the Month – Evie Gardiakos

Evie Gardiakos of Evie's Cuts & Colours; Mum of the Month March 2013
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What is the story behind your business name?

My business name has existed for 15 years and was created for the simple fact of using my name with what I do.  As a qualified hairdresser I was looking for some extra cash and decided to set up a salon at home where I could work at my own pace and still provide a professional level of service.

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How long have you been in business?

I have been in business for just over 15 years but only started to trade in the western suburbs for the last 4 years, just before giving birth to my son.

 

How many kids do you have?

I have 1 son, his name is Arthur.

 

High and Lows of running your own business?

The highs of running your own business are that you have full flexibility to manage both your career as well as your personal life. I believe that to be the most important aspect of running a business when raising a family.

 

The lows are to do with the responsibility of ensuring that the business always remains profitable in order for it to be feasible to operate as the there is no supplemental income when you work for yourself.

 

Future goals for your business?

My future goals for my business are to progressively grow to a point where I am maximizing my time in the business without interference of family life.

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What are some highlights (success) in your business so far?

The biggest highlight would be that I have been operating for almost 5 years with steady growth as well the satisfaction of ensuring exceptional service to all my existing clients.

 

One piece of advice to other mum’s who run a business and struggling with motivation and confidence?

One piece of advice I live by is “a dream can only become reality if pursued by staying focused”

 
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