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

Operating your personal enterprise is not any simple 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 offer you a glimpse!

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

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

Learn on to study 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 per 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 performed” sort of fitness center particular person – I’m out and in in underneath an hour. 

8 A.M. I’m sometimes showered and at my pc prepared to begin the work day by 8:15 a.m. Whereas our Fireside Show crew is underneath 10 individuals, we’re fairly unfold out in terms of time zones – so I attempt to accommodate others’ schedules and be prepared for conferences early within the day.

Just a few days per week, we now have 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 might be in the way in which of us progressing a challenge or job. As soon as per week, we additionally carve out time for a crew ice breaker to get to know one another higher.

As founders, we make area 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 consists of 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 targets and targets, engaged on strategic partnerships, and extra.

12 P.M. If I bear 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 stay by my calendar, so if one thing’s not on there – even small issues – chances are high I received’t prioritize it.  That is a part of why calendar visualization is such an enormous a part of Fireside Show – having a central place within the residence the place everybody can see their calendar and obligations helps maintain everybody on observe. 

1 P.M. My afternoons are higher spent on e-mail catch-up, buyer assist, 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 centered and arranged. 

6 P.M. I finish the day checking my to-do listing to ensure I didn’t miss something pressing and making a fast listing for the subsequent day whereas initiatives are prime of thoughts. I attempt to categorize to-dos by figuring out what’s pressing vs vital – which aren’t at all times the identical factor however we frequently suppose they’re! There are nice choices for collaborative and visible to-do lists on Fireside Show too!

7 P.M. I typically have a dinner deliberate with buddies, 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 Guide’ 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 e-book 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 along with her beneath!

INDIEGOGO: How and why did you turn into an entrepreneur? Was it one thing you at all times supposed 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 captivated with the issue he was fixing for his clients and wished to construct one thing he couldn’t discover elsewhere. Equally, I determine with and am deeply invested in Fireside’s clients’ wants. I’m captivated with what we’re constructing as a result of I don’t consider something presently absolutely solves the issue our clients expertise each day. Being an entrepreneur means you get to be near your clients – or at the very least, try 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 Fireside Show, the household bulletin board reimagined!

INDIEGOGO: What makes your Indiegogo challenge distinctive? 

SUSIE: Fireside Show is designing trendy expertise 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 stunning {hardware} with sensible software program to create a central hub for the 1000’s of selections, duties, and plans a household makes in a day.

We’re constructing expertise that modernizes the house and offers everybody a task in managing it, and we consider equal partnerships at residence are the way in which ahead for contemporary households.

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

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

INDIEGOGO: What’s your greatest piece of recommendation for ladies who need 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 Fireside with out my co-founders. For others, this may imply key traders, advisors, or teammates. No matter what it seems like for you, deliberately constructing a group round you makes the ‘good’ moments extra enjoyable to rejoice and the ‘dangerous’ moments much less lonely.

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

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 e-book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – a e-book that believes all people ought to stay in pursuit of their particular person goals. Whereas it’s not a conventional enterprise e-book, it helps you consider what’s most significant to you and what you’re keen to do.

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

SUSIE: I actually admire what Lomi achieved by their Indiegogo marketing campaign final yr. They’ve an excellent, stunning product that makes individuals’s lives simpler and fulfills a deeper objective by positively impacting the atmosphere. The mix of fulfilling a shopper want whereas additionally serving to remedy a bigger societal problem is inspiring, and fashions our imaginative and prescient for Fireside.

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