Bathurst business woman Tanya-Lee Holmes, of Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies, has been nominated for the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards.
The awards, presented by the AusMumpreneur Awards Network, celebrates and recognises Australian mums who have achieved outstanding success in business in areas such as excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation.
The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance both motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.
Ms Holmes said there are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood.
"Through my business I can set the example to my kids and others that even when you have adversity in your life you can achieve great things," she said.
"Believe in yourself, surround yourself with like minded people and most of all don't be afraid to fail. Not giving it a crack is the real failure."
Her business, Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies, provides custom-made personalised cookies to celebrate any occasion.
Cookies can be even hand crafted to suit the customer's needs.
Through my business I can set the example to my kids and others that even when you have adversity in your life you can achieve great things.Tanya-Lee Holmes
Ms Holmes also supports other small businesses and has a close knit community of supportive, like-minded business women in her corner which she credits to have helped her build her business to where it is now.
Her products are always fresh and she obtains all ingredients locally and from other small Australian businesses.
She is creative and she uses her imperfections to her advantage and customer love that the product may not always be aesthetically perfect.
The winners of the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced later this year, at a dinner in October.
For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards, visit www.ausmumpreneur.com.
First place at last year's AusMumpreneur of the Year went to Pinky McKay, Kim Vespa and Sarah McKay of Boobie Brands.