We had the good fortune of connecting with Erica Sullivan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erica, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My work life balance has been an revolving door. Some times I’m really great at it and other times I miss the mark. I had to say to myself “you need help” and know that it’s okay. So currently we have a nanny and are looking into getting someone to come and clean the house twice a month. It’s not that I can’t manage it all. It’s just that we have to be able to admit when we can’t give it our all. I have given all of myself to my kids. But for at least 3-4 hours of my day I need to give to my small business baby too!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It wasn’t easy to get here! I had to figure what here looked like first. So a lot of trail and error. I’ve had a few other businesses that didn’t work out and to finally find my passion was amazing. I work hard to do it all. I’m the only one who creates the products and ships them and sometimes that gets overwhelming but I get it done. I knew I needed someone to help with the day to day task so I hired my assistant Lauren, who is virtual and that’s been a game changer. I believe in working hard. And that’s what I strive to do everyday but like anything there are always bumps in the road but I tell myself, that’s the cost of doing business.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man my favorite restaurant here in Philly is Louie Louie! We would have to stop there for dinner because I’m obsessed. During the week I would hang out at the spa in Rittenhouse and grab lunch at Steak 48 and Parc. Because it’s Christmas we could ice skate at the water front and visit Peddler’s Village. I love to bargain shop and Philly has the best consignment at Green Street and the best second hand furniture all around.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest fan and my number 1 supporter has been my husband Corey. When I feel like I can’t anymore he pushes me. He’s put his money in the pot and told me to make it grow. Most people don’t know how much work goes into building a brand. It’s sleepless nights, last minute ideas, and marketing like nobody’s business. And Corey is there every step of the way. He helps me to think things through he’s there when I need extra hands and he’s my idea man! Without him MomE Clean wouldn’t exist.