Q: Was it difficult for you to transition from being a stay-at-home mom to a business owner?
Brittany: The transition from stay-at-home mom to a business owner (mompreneur) wasn’t difficult for me initially. Starting the business was fuel for me because I realized that I could do both! I could be a loving and present mom, and I could be a boss! However, as I began to grow and really build my business, I had to be intentional about practicing balance and boundaries to avoid burnout. Furthermore, there are many moving parts to a business that I had no clue about but would need to know, so investing in my business and networking was integral for me to grow.
Q: Did you go to school for web design?
Brittany: I have a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in public administration. I did what I believed “looked good” for almost my whole life instead of what felt good. Art and creativity always felt good to me growing up, but I never gave myself the opportunity to explore what I could be beyond conventional and “safe” roles. That said, I’m a self-taught website designer, and I love every minute of studying and learning this craft.
Q: What type of services do you offer at Veney Virtual?
Brittany: At Veney Virtual, we create brand and website designs that entrepreneurs can leverage. Many of our clients are at the beginning stages of building their brands while also working a 9 to 5, being a stay-at-home parent, caregiver, and having so many other responsibilities that they are required to be present for. However, they all still have dreams and goals that they want to see come into fruition. So, our mission is to help them build a consistent and cohesive digital presence that they can feel confident about. We don’t just design; we strategize, set up, and integrate systems and automations. We consult with our clients to ensure that they deliver the optimal brand experience, all while showing up powerfully in their personal and professional lives.
Q: What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
Brittany: Being an entrepreneur is an adventure! Nothing that I do feels like work. Not even the backend tasks because I’ve set up my systems and automation so well (if you know, you know!). To be able to create a space for yourself to not only do what you love but to help other entrepreneurs in their journey is extremely rewarding. I’m enjoying constantly finding ways to evolve, and I don’t take this opportunity for granted. Of course, there are challenges and setbacks, but I use those lessons to push myself.
Q: How would you describe your Swagher? What makes Brittany, Brittany?
Brittany: My SwagHer is bold, confident, and unapologetic! I mind my business, drink my water, meditate, and I’m always alert so that I don’t miss any signs from my ancestors! I believe that God has given me an opportunity to reroute and do life differently, so I LIVE life to the fullest, LOVE hard, and LAUGH out loud!
Q: What does living a life of purpose look like to you?
Brittany: Living a life of purpose means waking up every day with the intention to be in alignment with the woman that I’ve always wanted to become. For me, that looks like giving myself grace, doing what feels good in my soul, setting boundaries, and always pushing myself to evolve.
Q: What words of motivation would you share to other stay-at-home moms looking for the light at the end of the tunnel?
Brittany: Being a stay-at-home mom is a blessing, and I love every minute of caring for and teaching my children daily. However, like so many stay-at-home parents, if you don’t prioritize yourself and if you surrender your freedom and independence, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost part of yourself. I encourage all stay-at-home parents to remember the importance of life, love, and laughter—practice self-care. If you have a tribe of loved ones that can give you respite from time to time, take advantage of that. Following your dreams, having fun, and simply taking time for yourself does not make you any less of a parent or a spouse. Serve from your saucer and not your cup. You’ll be glad you did.