How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working in today?

I have always loved kids and was always interested in owning a business. Owning a Kidville franchise gave me the opportunity to do both!

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful leader?

Organization, passion, and motivation

What habits helped make you successful?

Scheduling is big for me – scheduling time for personal, work, etc. I’m also a big fan of taking time for myself – working out, yoga, massages – whatever it takes to center me and keep me going! Finally, goals are essential. Having goals give you vision, focus, and keeps you on track.

What’s your productivity secret?

Lists and lists and more lists!

What motivates you?

My business, happy customers, my kids, and my employees!

Anjali Varma is “The Modern Mompreneur”. Her website ( and You Tube channel (The Modern Mompreneur), provide lifestyle and entrepreneurship tips. Anjali recently launched a “Marketing On A Shoestring Budget” e-course for small business owners interested in developing marketing and PR for their business on their own.
She is also the owner of a Kidville franchise in Bethesda, MD that offers classes, retail, haircuts, and birthday parties for young children. She is a regular contributor on Fox 5 Good Day DC and contributes regularly to The Washington Post and the Huffington Post . Anjali holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BBA from the University of Michigan. She spent 8 years in sales & marketing at American Express before venturing out on her own. You can find Anjali on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest @anjvarma and on Facebook and YouTube @TheModernMompreneur.

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