She was born and raised in Maine and moved to Phoenix soon after being married. She is a proud mama to 2 adopted children. She’s built a business around connecting with other moms and creating healthy lifestyles focused on organic nutrition. Let’s get the conversation started today with Alison Rand!
- Alison was exposed to lots of family run businesses all throughout her childhood. Many people have been exposed to these types of businesses and may not even realize it. Alison’s mother ran a daycare out of their home, for instance. So from a young age Alison saw opportunities where people could be their own boss and have control over what they wanted in life.
- What stands out in Alison’s story is that it wasn’t a singular event or role model that guided towards being an entrepreneur herself. It was many building blocks over the years that drove her to go down that path.
- Medical Note: What is Hashimoto’s? An autoimmune disease where the body doesn’t regulate itself. Symptoms include: Exhaustion, eczema, sleeping issues, weight gain (despite appropriate diet), clumps of hair falling out.
- It was finding the solution to her Hashimoto’s that set Alison on her path with her business
- Purium – network marketing “social sharing economy”.
- If your gut is out of whack for some reason, that’s going to lead to a host of other issues so it’s critical to have your gut healthy. Just like you want to keep your brain healthy, you want to keep your gut healthy for the same reason and when both are in line you will be optimized.
- Although her kids approach food very differently, her daughter is up for anything whereas her son is much pickier, both kids like Purium.
- Alison’s children accompany her on all of her business ventures when she’s out and about (They’re affectionately known as “The Three Musketeers”). This gives them the chance to see how others operate in the same space as Alison; public speaking, a 1-on-1, doctors, and so many others.
- Although her children expressed entrepreneurial tendencies prior to Alison involving them in her business, seeing Alison run her own business has stoked the fires of her children’s own entrepreneurial drive.
- Video games are a lot of fun, but to one of Alison’s children it’s more than just a diversion. Be sure to check it out!
- On her advice to someone thinking about starting their own business: “Do it. The more we sit on it and think on it, the more it will get pushed off.”
Meet Alison Rand
Alison was born and raised in Maine. She met her husband there and moved to Phoenix soon after being married. They have adopted 2 children. Alison homeschools them and shares organic nutrition. Connecting with other moms who are creating a healthy lifestyle for their family is so fun!
Last week, I welcomed Jenny Hale to the podcast. She is a former New York runway model, as well as an actress. However, her true passion is serving the nation’s military families. Unable to serve for medical reasons, she made it her goal to help military families and veterans follow their dreams. Using her entrepreneurial success and strong military marketing background, she now consults, mentors, and teaches veterans and military spouses how to use social media and modern marketing practices to increase the success of their entrepreneurial ventures. A patriot to the core, she believes in empowering entrepreneurs with military backgrounds and those in the military sector to live the American dream. This is an episode military and civilian parent entrepreneurs alike wont want to miss!
Next week, I’m excited to welcome Guy Lodge to the Podcast. Guy is the Author of an empowering children’s book entitled Valedictorian. It empowers readers by informing them of the highest honor one can receive as a student, and inspires them to strive for academic excellence. It’s a book that my family personally loves, and it’s really helped to inspire and motivate my daughter. I hope you’ll make sure to tune in next week!
About The Host
Meg Brunson has been marketing to moms for over 7 years. She is the founder and CEO of EIEIO Marketing, a digital marketing agency focused on Facebook Marketing for family-focused businesses.
Meg is also a former Facebook employee with a passion for helping bootstrapped businesses figure out Facebook so that they can promote like the pros! She left the 9-5 in 2017, so that she could be the mom she wanted to be to her 4 young daughters.
After helping her daughter launch her first business, Storytime With Kiki, at the age of 10, Meg began hosting the FamilyPreneur Podcast: an interview-style podcast for parent entrepreneurs, raising entrepreneurial children.