’s Mom Entrepreneur Offers Success Tips

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Stacy RoderickOn Tuesday, we talked to super Mom entrepreneur, Stacy Roderick. Stacy helped create the one-stop resource for paperless invoicing, marketing and electronic billing atGoToBilling,, Stacy shares more of her work-life balance success tips.

What advice do you have for other couples who work together?  

Separation of duties and plenty of communication. Try not to step on each other’s toes. Figure out your strengths and weaknesses and learn out how to maximize your talents between the two of you. Pray a lot for unity because you can’t go home to your spouse and complain about the boss.

How do you stay fit while running a business and a household?  

Push-ups on the counter while waiting for you coffee to brew or water to boil.  Squats while brushing your teeth. Play airplane with your kids – It’s great for your leg strength. Chase the dog around the yard. Chase your kids around the yard.  

We also ski, hike and spend time outdoors as much as we can. I don’t go to the gym—period. I do have a mini trampoline that I use occasionally, a treadmill that you can combine with books on tape, reading, meditation etc. I stay busy and we do a lot of housework. Pushing a vacuum around 4000 sqare feet is a workout in itself. Up and down the stairs helps a lot.

What tips do you have for other Mom-entrepreneurs who want to save time and money in today’s economy? 

Eat at home. Use leftovers to make exciting new meals. Eat healthy—Junk food is expensive and your family will eat less healthy food than they will junk food because of the empty calories. Things that you use a lot of, buy in bulk. I buy frozen organic vegetables at Costco. I can get five lbs of organic corn for the price of two small bags at the grocery store.

Pay attention to what you spend your money on and cut back where you can. We shop clearance sales and thrift store for a lot of things. We take good care of our vehicles so they last us for years after we have paid them off (my expedition has 240K miles on it and it’s been paid off for almost eight years).

Is there anything else you would like to add? 

I thank God everyday for the opportunities, the challenges and the blessings he gives our family. Even though there are hard times and we are ultimately responsible for everything we do, it affords our family a lifestyle that most people only dream of. 

I don’t judge lifestyle in monetary value here, but rather the time we can spend together, the education, opportunity, and world experience we can give our children and just the sheer joy of working and building something together.

There are some really great things we can do in the community and in the world with the resources and talents we have been given. Steve is a very generous giver and loves to see us support various missions and charities. It really helps make this all worthwhile knowing that we are working for something more than just a bigger house, a newer car or a more exotic vacation.


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