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A Day within the Lifetime of Susie Harrison, Entrepreneur and Co-Founding father of Fireplace Show

Operating your personal enterprise isn’t any straightforward feat. It takes a wholesome dose of ardour, self-discipline, and dedication. Ever puzzled what a day within the lifetime of an Indiegogo entrepreneur is like? We’re right here to provide you a glimpse!

Right now we’re sitting down with entrepreneur Susie Harrison, Co-Founding father of Fireplace Show, a digital calendar and job supervisor that organizes your family multi functional place. The ladies-owned founding crew behind this new gadget needed to reimagine the normal household bulletin board with a contact display screen show and quite a lot of highly effective, sensible options. Right now, it’s turn into a fan favourite within the crowdfunding neighborhood, elevating greater than $566,878 USD in funds to assist make their imaginative and prescient occur!

Meet the founding crew behind Fireplace Show: Nathalie Stratton, Mei Lin Ng, Susie Harrison

Learn on to find out about what a day within the life is like for co-founder Susie Harrison as she runs a crowdfunding marketing campaign, adopted by a Q&A to get to know her higher.

6 A.M. I sometimes get up round 6:15 a.m. to prepare for the fitness center. I attempt to have a full glass of water earlier than heading out the door. 

7 A.M. I work out at 7 a.m. about 4 days every week. I’ve to attend an precise class as a result of in any other case, I wouldn’t have the willpower to exercise by myself! My favourite courses sometimes mix energy coaching with high-intensity interval coaching, or often I’ll combine in yoga. I’m a “simply get it executed” sort of fitness center particular person – I’m out and in in below an hour. 

8 A.M. I’m sometimes showered and at my pc prepared to start out the work day by 8:15 a.m. Whereas our Fireplace Show crew is below 10 folks, we’re fairly unfold out relating to time zones – so I attempt to accommodate others’ schedules and be prepared for conferences early within the day.

Just a few days every week, we’ve got a crew stand-up very first thing within the morning. We use this time to maintain one another up to date on our workstreams, ask for assist, or determine any blockers which can be in the best way of us progressing a venture or job. As soon as every week, we additionally carve out time for a crew ice breaker to get to know one another higher.

As founders, we make house for clear and open questions throughout this time to make sure the crew is on the identical web page. As soon as a month, we evaluate our strategic roadmap collectively and chat about what’s up forward. 

9 A.M. I attempt to reserve a few hours for heads-down time, as I’m most efficient within the morning. This time normally contains project-based work or artistic work – like planning our month-to-month content material calendar, analyzing our development metrics to grasp how greatest to pivot our technique if wanted, outlining crew objectives and targets, engaged on strategic partnerships, and extra.

12 P.M. If I keep in mind, I take a fast break for lunch. I’m horrible about remembering to eat lunch so I attempt to block time on my calendar for it. I reside by my calendar, so if one thing’s not on there – even small issues – likelihood is I gained’t prioritize it.  That is a part of why calendar visualization is such a giant a part of Fireplace Show – having a central place within the house the place everybody can see their calendar and tasks helps hold everybody on monitor. 

1 P.M. My afternoons are higher spent on electronic mail catch-up, buyer help, check-in conferences with crew members, or different administrative duties. I attempt to schedule inside, recurring check-in conferences back-to-back all on the identical day. Time batching (grouping comparable duties collectively) helps me keep targeted and arranged. 

6 P.M. I finish the day checking my to-do checklist to verify I didn’t miss something pressing and making a fast checklist for the subsequent day whereas tasks are high of thoughts. I attempt to categorize to-dos by figuring out what’s pressing vs essential – which aren’t all the time the identical factor however we frequently assume they’re! There are nice choices for collaborative and visible to-do lists on Fireplace Show too!

7 P.M. I typically have a dinner deliberate with associates, but when not, I’ll go for a fast stroll with my husband to decompress and transition out of labor mode. My husband and I get pleasure from cooking collectively once we can; if we’re feeling formidable we’ll open a enjoyable cookbook like ‘Prepare dinner This E-book’ by Molly Baz and take a look at a brand new recipe. 

9 P.M. I finish the day studying or watching one thing light-hearted.

10 P.M. Lights out round 10 p.m. – normally falling asleep with a guide open!

Susie Harrison at work

Now that you simply’ve gotten a glimpse of what Susie’s day is like, get extra inspiration in our unique Q&A together with her under!

INDIEGOGO: How and why did you turn into an entrepreneur? Was it one thing you all the time meant for your self?

SUSIE HARRISON: My dad began his personal enterprise, so I used to be uncovered to entrepreneurship from an early age. I noticed how a lot he invested in his enterprise: he was keen about the issue he was fixing for his clients and needed to construct one thing he couldn’t discover elsewhere. Equally, I determine with and am deeply invested in Fireplace’s clients’ wants. I’m keen about what we’re constructing as a result of I don’t imagine something presently totally solves the issue our clients expertise each day. Being an entrepreneur means you get to be near your clients – or no less than, you need to be! One in all my favourite issues about my job is getting to speak to households and study extra about how we are able to make their lives simpler.

Watch to study extra about Fireplace Show, the household bulletin board reimagined!

INDIEGOGO: What makes your Indiegogo venture distinctive? 

SUSIE: Fireplace Show is designing fashionable know-how to make the ache factors of household administration simpler and extra equitable. Our core product, which is presently featured on Indiegogo, is a first-of-its-kind working system that mixes lovely {hardware} with sensible software program to create a central hub for the hundreds of selections, duties, and plans a household makes in a day.

We’re constructing know-how that modernizes the house and offers everybody a job in managing it, and we imagine equal partnerships at house are the best way ahead for contemporary households.

We even have unbelievable traders behind Fireplace – together with Feminine Founders Fund, Stellation Capital, and extra – which implies our Indiegogo marketing campaign doesn’t fund Fireplace’s operational bills. We selected Indiegogo as a preorder associate as a result of we needed to amplify Fireplace’s mission with a bigger viewers who would possibly determine with the issues we’re fixing.

Meet the founding crew behind Fireplace Show: Nathalie Stratton, Mei Lin Ng, Susie Harrison

INDIEGOGO: What’s your largest piece of recommendation for girls who wish to begin their very own enterprise? 

SUSIE: Don’t do it alone! Constructing a significant enterprise that lasts takes a village. For me personally, I can’t think about constructing Fireplace with out my co-founders. For others, this would possibly imply key traders, advisors, or teammates. No matter what it appears like for you, deliberately constructing a neighborhood round you makes the ‘good’ moments extra enjoyable to rejoice and the ‘unhealthy’ moments much less lonely.

INDIEGOGO: What instruments (devices, apps, books, podcasts) would you suggest to anybody beginning their very own enterprise, crowdfunding marketing campaign, or venture?

SUSIE: My favourite enterprise podcasts are 20VC, My First Million, and The Shopper VC. As an auditory learner, I get pleasure from podcasts or audiobooks for something business-related.
My favourite guide is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – a guide that believes all people ought to reside in pursuit of their particular person desires. Whereas it’s not a standard enterprise guide, it helps you consider what’s most significant to you and what you’re prepared to do.

INDIEGOGO: What’s your favourite Indiegogo marketing campaign, or a journey marketing campaign you’ve just lately supported?

SUSIE: I actually admire what Lomi completed by their Indiegogo marketing campaign final yr. They’ve an excellent, lovely product that makes folks’s lives simpler and fulfills a deeper objective by positively impacting the setting. The mixture of fulfilling a client want whereas additionally serving to remedy a bigger societal situation is inspiring, and fashions our imaginative and prescient for Fireplace.

Present your love and help Fireplace Show by backing the marketing campaign now, and comply with them on Instagram.



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