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What is Being a Mompreneur All About?

Being a mom is HARD regardless of whether you stay at home, work full or part-time, or run your own business as a Mompreneur. Many of us have unrealistic expectations of everything we’re supposed to be and do as moms. Then add in the necessity or desire to also contribute financially to your family and you’ve got a recipe for constant overwhelm. So why then did we start an organization …Read More

Blogging 101- Part 1: The WHY

Part 1 of a 3-part blog series Blogging is one of the best things you can do for your mom-owned business. A blog lends context and roots to your company by giving you the opportunity to tell your start-up story and connect to your readers both as a person and as a brand. Blogging also can create value for your readers in the form of entertainment or useful information (or …Read More

Bringing Creativity to your Business

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Many of us stifle our creativity from a young age after being taught that we need to focus on getting a “practical” career instead of following our passions. Some indications that you may be creatively blocked are thoughts like: “It’s too late to pursue my creative dreams.” “Being a …Read More

5 Ways to Think More Creatively in Your Business

Creating your own culture of creativity can help you in all stages of starting and running a business, from generating business ideas to staying inspired and motivated. I took a great business course in college called Creativity and Innovation. The professor, a woman and mom I greatly admire, presented us with a variety of case studies that illustrate how companies gain a leading edge over their competition by establishing a …Read More

I Quit! Just Kidding, that’s not an option when you’re a full-time mom

After having my first baby, people – even perfect strangers – would tell me, “Oh, she’s an easy baby. You’re lucky.” I found that insulting, as if they were belittling the momentous task of my being a full-time mom. Then I had my second baby. And he was colicky. And would projectile spit up after every feeding. Oh, and did I mention that he hardly slept for 5 straight months? …Read More

Beyond Good Karma: Starting Out with a Socially Responsible Business

  So perhaps you have this dream to start a business and you want it to embrace a socially responsible bottom line. Where do you even begin? Just as with any entrepreneurial venture, there is no special formula or roadmap that guarantees your success. One place you might start is by taking a course in social entrepreneurship as a part of a business degree program. It wasn’t until taking one such …Read More

Shattering the Status Quo

I am an aspiring social entrepreneur. What that means exactly continues to unfold for me in this wild and wonderful life. There is no universal, agreed-upon definition of an “entrepreneur.” Merriam-Webster boringly defines it as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” I much prefer the more vibrant definition given in 1934 by Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter: “Entrepreneurs are innovators who use a process …Read More