Are you a mompreneur—running a growing business while also managing a growing family? Then you know how challenging this juggling act can be, and how good it feels to find resources and kindred spirits to help you out. Online, you can connect with other mompreneurs to vent, get advice or join forces any time of day or night. Here are some websites for mompreneurs to check out.
Best Mom Products founder Rachel Olsen launched her website and podcast of the same name to educate and inspire mom entrepreneurs by “filling in the details of seemingly overnight success stories,” as she puts it. Her website offers interviews with mompreneurs and entrepreneurship experts that can help you advance in your business more rapidly by learning from their mistakes and advice. You can also access startup tools, resources and “mini-courses” to improve your business, with a focus on reaching out to the media successfully. Olsen is the author of the book Shark Tank MOMpreneurs Take a Bite Out of Publicity: How 5 Inventors Leveraged the Media to Build their Business and How You Can, Too.
Mompreneur Media offers a blog, enewsletter, interviews with successful mompreneurs in a variety of industries, and a marketplace featuring business products and services to provide mompreneurs with solutions that will help simplify, improve and grow their businesses. Site founder Nicole Orozco also provides digital media services and website design for mompreneurs.
Mompreneurs Meetup Groups. Sometimes you don’t want to just connect on social media—you want to connect in real life. When that urge hits, head to Mompreneurs Meetup Groups to find a meetup group in your area and for your needs. With over 135 meetup groups in 108 cities, you’re sure to find some mompreneurs you can relate to!
Mompreneurs. For mompreneurs in Canada, the Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc. aims to educate, support and empower moms in business across the country. The site provides mompreneurs with a platform where they can network with other female entrepreneurs and local business owners. It also sponsors events where they can showcase their talents and make business connections. The organization’s goal is to help mompreneurs and other businesswomen gain the tools to succeed online and in their local communities. In addition to the website, there are also local chapters.
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