Maybi Iglesias was born in Cuba in 1977. She arrived in Miami at just two and a half years old. She is happily married and the proud mother of two beautiful kids. Maybi is the Owner and founder of Sprinkles Magazine, Royalty Bebe Magazine, Baby Tots Den and Sprinkles Media. She currently resides in Pinecrest Florida.
Q. Who influenced you the most growing up?
My mother did! She was a very hard worker and she always taught me how to save for the “not so good days.” She also taught us never to say what we have or don’t have.
Q. How long have you been a mompreneur?
I’ve been a mompreneur for over eleven years!
Q. What inspired you to create your own magazine?
After I had my second child, I took a break from another business. After about a year or so, I started thinking about what to do next and since I’ve always wanted to do something in publishing, why not an amazing parenting magazine!
Q. How long did it take for you to really feel successful?
Well, to be honest, I always feel successful at what I do! I put my heart and soul in whatever it is that I am doing and make it a point and a goal to take it to the next level.
Q. What do you love the most about running your own business?
I can say what I love the most is still having the time to be with my kids as much as I want to be with them and participating in all their activities. I look forward to picking them up from school everyday!
Q. How do you balance being a wife, mother, and entrepreneur?
I wake up very early in order to have my coffee in complete silence and answer emails without being interrupted. Being a wife is the easiest thing for me. My husband is a family guy. He is as much involved with the kids as me so we always have each other’s back. We make time for date night and we enjoy going out with our friends. Sometimes it will be a few weeks before we take a night off, and we’re both ok with that. We pretty much know when we need a break and just take off!
Q. What advice do you have for a busy mom who wants to own her own business one day?
I say “GO FOR IT!” You may need to take a pay-cut but the time you have for your kids, husband and family and just being your own boss is Priceless! To start building your business online, a professional like an SEO agency may have some recommendations for you.