March 26, 2011.
Reconciling work and family life is not an easy feat, but it is not
impossible. “Mumpreneuers,” or “Enterprising Mothers,” is a group of
mothers collaborating on the internet to exchange ideas on balancing
work and play.
“Mumpreneurs” has a particularly strong following in the UK, where mother support groups are creating their own businesses that allow them to work from home, or at least to maintain a flexible schedule.
There are several websites that connect these mother entrepreneurs. They provide forums for mothers to share ideas, news, and tips for success in business. For example, these sites assist mothers to chose the right name for their company, how to manage their website, how to run a good PR strategy, and how to market on Twitter and Facebook.
In addition, the network provides a space for enterprising mothers to announce the launch of their own business.
“Mumpreneurs” also has competitions for that awards the best entrepreneurial business initiatives. One recent winner was a company that offers children ballet classes. In five years, that company expanded to 31 franchises and has more than 8,000 students per week.
This is a real way to help women entrepreneurs take care of their children and to succeed in their own business.