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

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

As we speak 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 function place. The ladies-owned founding crew behind this new gadget wished to reimagine the normal household bulletin board with a contact display show and lots of highly effective, good options. As we speak, it’s change 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 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 usually get up round 6:15 a.m. to prepare for the health club. 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 alone! My favourite courses usually mix energy coaching with high-intensity interval coaching, or sometimes I’ll combine in yoga. I’m a “simply get it finished” sort of health club particular person – I’m out and in in below an hour. 

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

A number of 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 establish any blockers which can be in the way in which of us progressing a mission 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 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 evaluation 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 best within the morning. This time often contains project-based work or inventive 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 goals, 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 reside 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 a giant a part of Fireplace Show – having a central place within the house the place everybody can see their calendar and obligations helps hold everybody on monitor. 

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 related duties collectively) helps me keep targeted and arranged. 

6 P.M. I finish the day checking my to-do record to verify I didn’t miss something pressing and making a fast record for the following day whereas tasks are prime 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 usually 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 after we can; if we’re feeling formidable we’ll open a enjoyable cookbook like ‘Cook dinner This E book’ by Molly Baz and check out 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. – often 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 beneath!

INDIEGOGO: How and why did you change into an entrepreneur? Was it one thing you all the time 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 obsessed with the issue he was fixing for his clients and wished to construct one thing he couldn’t discover elsewhere. Equally, I establish with and am deeply invested in Fireplace’s clients’ wants. I’m obsessed with what we’re constructing as a result of I don’t imagine something at present absolutely solves the issue our clients expertise every day. Being an entrepreneur means you get to be near your clients – or not less than, you need to be! One among my favourite issues about my job is getting to speak to households and be taught extra about how we will make their lives simpler.

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

INDIEGOGO: What makes your Indiegogo mission distinctive? 

SUSIE: Fireplace Show is designing fashionable expertise to make the ache factors of household administration simpler and extra equitable. Our core product, which is at present featured on Indiegogo, is a first-of-its-kind working system that mixes stunning {hardware} with good 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 job in managing it, and we imagine equal partnerships at house are the way in which 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 companion as a result of we wished to amplify Fireplace’s mission with a bigger viewers who may establish with the issues we’re fixing.

Meet the founding crew behind Fireplace 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 Fireplace with out my co-founders. For others, this may imply key traders, advisors, or teammates. No matter what it appears to be like like for you, deliberately constructing a group round you makes the ‘good’ moments extra enjoyable to have fun and the ‘dangerous’ 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 mission?

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 conventional enterprise guide, 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 completed by means of their Indiegogo marketing campaign final 12 months. They’ve a superb, stunning product that makes individuals’s lives simpler and fulfills a deeper function by positively impacting the surroundings. The mix of fulfilling a client want whereas additionally serving to clear up a bigger societal challenge is inspiring, and fashions our imaginative and prescient for Fireplace.

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