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On Being an
One Woman's Story
- The workforce landscape
is changing dramatically as more and more people opt to work
from home and raise their children at the same time. These pioneers
need resources to give them support and point them in the right
I am a work at home mother of a six month
old baby. I started my own web design company, Bella
Web Design in October. When I went out on maternity leave
in April, I never thought I would be starting my own business
in six months. I got inspired by sites such as The Entrepreneurial Parent
and knew I had nothing
I worked for Delta Air Lines
here in Atlanta in communications. I designed and implemented
the Airport Customer Service intranet from the ground up and
got a lot of experience and skills out of the process which are
benefiting both myself and my daughter right now. I have a degree
from Northern Illinois University in Journalism with an
emphasis in Public Relations, so I have a lot of writing experience,
both business and creative.
When it was time to return to
work, I knew it would be difficult for me to leave Emily. I have
a very supportive husband and family that were behind me all
the way and supported my decision to stay home. I knew I wanted
to do more than stay at home, and working on the computer upstairs
while Emily was downstairs with a sitter or my mother-in-law
would be an ideal situation. I even work at night when Rob is
home to take care of her. It's nice to watch both my husband
and daughter do some major bonding!
I know there is a need for web
page designers out there and I wanted to use my newly honed skills
to contribute to this exciting media called the Internet. It
was the best decision I ever made as I have a new-found confidence
I would have never had before.
I didn't realize how much work
goes into running a business. The hardest part for me is the
actual marketing and selling of my services. I am considering
joining a business leads group to further expand my networking
opportunities I also have many more ideas on the table to help
my business soar.
I would like to contribute to
EP because I really got a lot of help and
support from the community. I think it is a wonderful resource
for men and women such as myself who would really like a shot
at having it all. The workforce landscape is changing dramatically
as more and more people opt to work from home and raise their
children at the same time. These pioneers need resources to give
them support and point them in the right direction. I hope I
can be a guide for those in similar situations and broaden their
horizons as I did my own.
- Desiree Scales is the Owner of Bella Web Design at 3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Suite 240-121, Marietta,
GA 30066, email: [email protected], Phone: 770-509-8797,
Fax: 770-509-9488 (if busy, call above number), web site: www.bellawebdesign.com.