Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Antoinette Taft, Founder of Foster Mom Strong, located in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an author, and I create templates for others to use to help them format their books to self-publish.

Tell us about yourself

I am Antoinette Taft, and I have worked with and on behalf of children for over 30 years in parenting, advocacy, fostering, volunteering, and adopting. I am the mother of 5 amazing, neurotypical, and neurodivergent children, biological and adopted. My five wonderful children are of various Black, White, and Multi-Cultural backgrounds. As a foster parent, I have firsthand knowledge of the foster care system and the needs of foster children. I have cared for almost 40 children in my home. I strongly advocate for foster children and work to ensure they have the love and support they need to thrive. Starting in high school with being a camp counselor, vice president of my Little League, licensed foster parent, and Board Member of the Advocacy Group.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment has been helping others become foster parents and adopt children who needed a home.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Reaching my audience to get my message out.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Every step, even small steps going forward, is progress. Don't give up if you don't see progress; don't be afraid to pivot in your business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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