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This site is for YOU – the mom or mom-to-be who wants to start a business from home or grow your existing home-based business. Wpromote women with home-based businesses, share expert advice on a wide range of topics to support you, and provide learning resources and materials to help you start and grow your own home-based business with kids in your midst. Check out our book! And let us know how we can help YOU succeed!

The “Balance” Between Work and Life

excerpted from the book, Mom, Incorporated

We’ve talked about time issues and money issues in our book, but what about those elusive “balance” issues? Right now, you might be waiting for us to swing down from the heavens with the SECRET to Work/Life Balance. So here it is . . .

 Our Balance (READ: PEACEFUL) Wisdom:

There is no such thing as perfect balance – and the sooner you embrace that fact, the more balanced you will feel.

Some days, some hours, some minutes, you will be a STELLAR Mom. And other days, hours and minutes, you will EXCEL as a Business Owner. You will rarely, if ever, be extraordinary at both at the very same time. Why? It is impossible to read your child her favorite story, help with homework, or cheer at a soccer game at the same time as you are answering a client call, responding to an e-mail, or writing a press release. Something has got to give.

 And, THAT IS OK. Say it with us: THAT IS OK. Continue reading

Give Yourself A Raise

We all work hard and have so many roles. We wanted you to pause for a moment and ask yourself this question:  

Do you give yourself a raise as a mom? 

Entrepreneur and author Aliza Sherman learning to play the ukulele on Popexpert.com

Being a parent is a full time job, and taking a break is important. As busy mom entrepreneurs, sometimes it’s hard for us to remember to take stock in all we accomplish each day and give ourselves some credit. We asked Aliza Sherman (co-author of Mom, Incorporated with Danielle Smith) how moms can give themselves a raise. She recommends taking a proactive and longer-term approach to personal raises. Continue reading

She’s Mom, Incorporated: Catriona Wallis Follow Up

Great news! One of our featured Mom Entrepreneurs Catriona Wallis’ has now launched her game Dodo Ladder Chase on the App Store for iPad, globally!

You may remember the interview back in October 2013 with Wallis, founder and CEO of Colto. At that stage of her game development, she was crowd funding for her App, the language learning game for preschoolers called Dodo Ladder Chase. You can find the original article at She’s Mom, Incorporated: Catriona Wallis. Continue reading

Kimberly Palmer on How Entrepreneurship Can Recession-Proof Your Life

Dreaming of becoming a Mom Entrepreneur but not sure if you’re ready to quit your full-time job just yet? Consider starting out with a side-business.

Kimberly Palmer’s new book, “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life,” is all about that – starting an entrepreneurial side-business as a gateway to financial security and personal satisfaction. With profiles of successful “side-giggers”, inspiration and helpful advice, the book is a complimentary companion to Mom, Incorporated: A Guide to Business and Baby. We caught up with Kimberly to chat about her inspiration for the book and how moms can channel their entrepreneurial spirit through a side-business.  Continue reading

Roundup: Best Advice for Mom Entrepreneurs from Mom Entrepreneurs

Ring in the new year with some advice from successful mom entrepreneurs.  We rounded up the top quotes from 2013 from our Moms with a Biz series. There’s bound to be a few nuggets of wisdom you can use to help boost your motivation for 2014.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN, DO THE MATH

Dena Mendelsohn, Right Hand Woman

“Make sure you know all your financial obligations and are true to yourself about why you want to start a business. If it’s to spend more time with your family, explore the realities of how much time starting your own business will take. The worst thing is to launch a business and then realize that you either can’t afford the adventure or that you’re not getting the time or flexibility to be with your family that you were seeking.”

 

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