One such gift is the gift of music. Many kids really enjoy music. A nice touch, however, is to give a child or grandchild a gift that is personalized. How does one combine the two? In order to do that, you need a wonderful mother and grandmother by the name of Victoria Blackney.
So, if you are looking for a special gift for that special someone on their special occasion Kids Personalized Music has it! It’s music that sings your child’s name. Stop by Kids Personalized Music and hear a sample with your child’s name.
Victoria, tell us about yourself.
I am Victoria Blackney, the woman behind Kids Personalized Music. I am happily married to my husband of 31 years and I have four adult children and six grandchildren. In addtion to running my business, I enjoy boating, gardening, reading and spending time with my grandchildren.
Tell us about your business.
In the summer of 2007, I was searching for a business opportunity and coincidentally came across music that sang a child’s name in every song at a festival. Needless to say, I was sold mentally and walked away with six full-length CDs that mentioned my grandchildren’s names up to 98 times throughout. At that moment, I knew this is what I was looking for. Three and a half years later, here I am providing the same inspirational, educational and positive messages for kids and adults of all ages!
Kids Personalized Music features 36 music CDs in categories such as Lullaby, Birthday, Playtime, Adventure, Faith Based, Play by Play Sports, Spanish, Motivational and Holiday. We also offer a Disney collection that includes Elmo, Princess Tea Party, Wiggles, Veggie Tales, Mickey and Minnie and Barney. Our newest category is personalized photo DVDs.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
My biggest challenge is to be consistent with everyday marketing, even if it is handing out one business card, that’s one more person that knows what I offer.
What has come the easiest for you?
My easiest task is staying organized. I set my morning hours to business planning, scheduling show bookings, marketing, customer orders, correspondence and any necessary follow-up is generally done in the evening hours.
Where do you advertise…or do you?
Networking in any capacity is my primary form of advertising.
What would you like to suggest to a mom who is considering starting her own business?
The one suggestion I may make if you are considering starting your own business, it is important to love what you do and be consistent. There are many times you will feel discouraged, just keep at it. Use your business cards everywhere you go, they are a great marketing tool and very inexpensive.
Many thanks to Victoria Blackney for sharing her business that provides wonderful gifts for children of all ages! Be sure to visit her site and follow her on Twitter. You can also find her on Facebook.
Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.