Just press the pedal and get going – Saija Mahon – UK

Tell us about yourself? I’m an entrepreneur of 10 years now, Founder and CEO of my Digital Marketing Agency Mahon Digital Marketing Ltd (www.mahondigital.co.uk) We operate our offices in the UK where I live, and also in my home country Finland. I’m a very passionate business person, a people person. Cannot live without coffee and music! I’m also a very proud mum to my little girl Naomi.

What is your business or job? Digital Marketing, we help businesses to be visible online in front of their target market via activities such as Google Ads, SEO, social media, and content marketing.

How long have you been in business or your career? 10 years this year actually! What an anniversary year it’s been (Covid-19).. didn’t expect a pandemic to hit us on our anniversary year, but, we are still here and still helping businesses to succeed through these very challenging times.

Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur in the first place? or …  What you love the most about your current job? I absolutely love being an entrepreneur, love to tackle various challenges and situations from day to another, however my initial reason for becoming a business owner was to have freedom in my life, run my life and business as I vision it, and being able to do what I love the most at the same time – digital marketing.

Who has been your greatest influence in business or your job and in your personal life and why? There’s a lot of people who have inspired and motivated me throughout the years in business, however, I’d definitely name my own wonderful father as one of the biggest. He’s been an entrepreneur for the past 30 years (and more) and I’ve got the best guidance and support from him.

What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date? Definitely being able to run my business through this pandemic, employ people, and keep business going for us and our clients.

What do you do to inspire other women? I’m a part of quite a few female founders/business owners networks and hopefully, by sharing my story, my knowledge, and tips & tricks in business, I can inspire others too.

What inspirational qualities do you possess? I do believe I have pretty strong stamina and energy to get through anything in this life. Challenges do not scare me and I always strive to learn from challenges when I face them.

What’s your advice for other women that may want to do what you do? Start now. I used to think ‘I’m not ready yet’ too much at the start of my journey. Just press the pedal and get going! There’s so much that can be and will be figured out on the way.. entrepreneurship is a journey. Enjoy it and hop on!

What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to Nikki’s blog. ? Never be scared of mistakes or failures, there’s always something to learn from them. You can better yourself and your business by going through challenges and they should not be seen as scary.

What do you do for fun/relaxation? I listen to and dance to music. Can’t live without it.

What’s the best way for our women here to connect with you? You can email me at saija@mahondigital.co.uk Always happy to connect!