Sarah Webb is the talent and brains behind Vivenda, a fabulous service that frees up your time and feeds you and your family nutritious and delicious meals.
I asked her to share some insights into how she manages to keep on top of things, and sane, while running her business. Here’s what she said…
Sarah, I know you have a lot “on your plate”, do you prefer a paper or electronic diary to keep track of all your appointments? Both. Electronic so that I get pop-up reminders, I use my iPhone; but also paper so that I can look at it if I’m making an appointment with someone while I’m on the phone. I have to be very conscientious about keeping both updated.
I’ll bet! What’s your favourite iPhone App? Urbanspoon. I can feel like an in-the-know local wherever I am by checking out the restaurant reviews.
Tell us about a favourite organising tool. It would have to be Excel, I love a good spreadsheet! I like to be quite systematic about things and keep good track of what is going on in the business and Excel lets me do this simply & effectively. For example, looking at my favourite spreadsheet I can tell you that my most popular dishes are Chicken, Leek & Pancetta Pie and Meatballs Napoletana!
Yum! And that is very organised. How do you reward yourself for your achievements? Usually it’s by buying myself a new tool or gadget for the kitchen, I got some beautiful new tart tins to celebrate my first 6 months in business.
I can see a theme there. You are very passionate about food. How do you spend your down time? I hang out with my niece and nephews as much as I can. They live 3 minutes away so I manage to find an excuse to drop in on them very regularly!
Thanks for spending time with us, Sarah!