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

Mentors for Mom Entrepreneurs – 5 Tips on Selecting the Right One for You

A mentor is a trusted advisor that can you can talk to about your business, offer a different perspective, or help you work through a challenging situation. Consider it another resource in your toolbox. As moms you are already juggling so many things that you often have to call in the reinforcements for help: from babysitters and housecleaners to accountants and lawyers. A mentor is another resource that can help you take your business to the next level by supporting you in the areas where you may not be as strong.

In the first part of our series on mentors, we talked about why you should get a mentor (you can’t be an expert in everything) and offer suggestions on where to look to find a mentor. Here are five strategies on how to choose the right mentor for you. Continue reading

Tips from One “Mom with a Biz” to Another

Rebecca Batisto is the founder of Abask Marketing, a full-service marketing agency specializing in everything from social networking and website production to public relations and everything in between. She created the business from home while working a full-time job but as her “side” business grew she was able to leave that job to focus on running her own business full-time. And, just two weeks later she found out she was pregnant! She is now the proud mom to two children under three and is successfully running her business out of her home office in sunny South Florida. 

She knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur and a mother but becoming both at the same time was more of a challenge than she had anticipated. Rebecca shares some of the lessons she learned through this experience and offers some guidance to help you along your journey.  Continue reading

Mom Gets a Conference!

A good conference can be inspiring, motivating, empowering, and a great learning experience for anyone, including entrepreneurs and small business owners. Sometimes that’s just what you need to get you from where you are now to where you want to be next. Conferences can be a great way for mom entrepreneurs to energize themselves and connect with others who have started or want to start their own businesses. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your conference experience. Continue reading

Suzanne Browne’s Top Five Tips for Entrepreneurial Success: Believe & Be Brave

Suzanne Browne, co-founder of Irish baby products company,  Clevamama,™  shares her experience as a mompreneur and tips for those interested in starting their own business. 

Sisters, Martina Delaney and Suzanne Browne, founders of Clevamama.™

I never really set out to be an entrepreneur. Instead I set out to be successful. Success to me means understanding the value of things, not the price. The value of hard work, honesty, trustworthiness, courageousness, belief and boldness is priceless. So whether you are a stay at home mom or a business tycoon, you will only be a success if you work damn hard at it.

My top 5 tips for success are:

  1. You need a good idea and a reason for that good idea. When you have your idea you need to turn it into a plan. This plan will be the measure of your success and will become instrumental to your success. If you fail to prepare you should also prepare to fail. Continue reading