For my first blog post with Patch, I decided to keep the topic close to home in more ways than one by interviewing Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation. Not only is Mrs. Sweeney a resident of Calabasas, she also serves on the Board of Regents at Cal Lutheran University, is a member of the American Bar Association, and just so happens to be my boss! Read on to find out exactly what MyCorporation does for small businesses and Deb’s advice for moms struggling with the work-life balance.
Heather Taylor: You’re the CEO of MyCorporation which is headquartered here in Calabasas. Briefly tell me what MyCorporation does in a nutshell.
Deborah Sweeney: MyCorporation helps business owners and entrepreneurs protect their assets, save on taxes and add legitimacy to their businesses by providing incorporation and LLC services throughout the US and Canada.
Taylor: What made you want to headquarter MyCorporation here?
Sweeney: Calabasas is a great place to live and work. My husband grew up in Calabasas and when we met at Pepperdine Law School, we determined Calabasas would be a great place to have a family. It’s also a great location for the business- I’m close to my family and my employees are thrilled to work in such a great location.
Taylor: You recently had a free day promotion on April 17 (tax day) that even got a feature on NBC LA!
Sweeney: Free Days are a win all around. We get to earn the business of customers who may not otherwise choose to incorporate or form an LLC, but they’re inspired to do so on FREE Day. We bring in food and have a very festive atmosphere, and this year it was particularly exciting because we had the news crews in attendance!
Taylor: There’s also an upcoming Spring Social MyCorp will be putting on for the Calabasas area too. Dish on that?
Sweeney: At our Spring Social, we have an afternoon of drinks, appetizers and socializing/networking with other entrepreneurs. We find that many of our local business owners attend, but we also get a great turnout from entrepreneurs throughout the Los Angeles area. It’s a fun way to share stories, connect and have a fun afternoon with like-minded individuals.
Taylor: You’re also the mother of two active sons. What’s your advice to other moms on the go on juggling the work-life balance?
Sweeney: It’s not easy, but it’s fun! I love spending time with my boys – on the baseball field, soccer field, basketball court or in their classrooms. As an entrepreneur, I’m busy a lot of the time and I’m always checking on and responding to email. However, being an entrepreneur means that I can make my own schedule and say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to meetings and events based upon my schedule. I love to work, but my family is truly number one in my life. In truth, I find that my boys admire me for working. They’re proud of their mommy. It’s a juggle, but it’s 100 percent worth it!