Tuesday, 29 September 2009

New Book for Mums who want to Run a Business

From the author of Family Friendly Working, The Mumpreneur Guide is a new practical workbook, ideal for any woman who wants to start a business that fits in with the family.

• If you are trying to make a tough decision about returning to work after having a baby…
• If having a second child made the cost of childcare outweigh what you earn…
• Or if you struggling hard to combine being there for your schoolchildren with your job…

Have you thought about starting your own business?

Mother & business advisor Antonia Chitty has put together a guide which is full of practical advice to help you start a business. This book is for you if you are short on time and resources, have to stop at 3 every day to collect the kids, or can only work when the baby naps.

Read to book to find out about:

• Getting a great business idea
• How to start a business
• Business planning and organization
• Business finance
• Finding customers
• Business on the web
• Looking after your life
• Taking your business to the next level



When you buy the book, you also get a link to The Mumpreneur Guide’s Secret Blog. In this blog, I share extra advice and answer your questions.


The Mumpreneur Guide Online Business Development Programme will give you confidential help and expert advice to develop your business. Trial this programme to see how it could help you.


Every mumpreneur feels short of ‘me time’ at times. Bonus 4 will help you look after yourself. Follow your plan from Heather Bestel, psychotherapist, stress management consultant & founder of A Little Bit of Me Time to become Calm, Confident and In Control


Your business is nothing without marketing. If you BUY TODAY you can also get a three part marketing course, created especially for The Mumpreneur Guide by Louisa Bird of The Women’s Marketing Forum.


Everyone who buys the book TODAY will get a chance to win a place on one of Mums In Biz’s definitive ‘Start Your own Business’ Days.

Everyone who buys the book also gets access to The Mumpreneur Guide’s Secret Blog, which will be full of ongoing help and business advice. See http://www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk to buy the book and find out more.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

National Business Mum Week is coming to Leicester!

This year sees the first ever Business Mum Week, a week of activities and meet ups across the UK. This week is dedicated to women who balance business with family life on a daily basis to ensure a better future for their families. Mum of one (and another on the way!) Zoe Newcombe, 33 of Leicester, is ensuring the mums of Leicester are included.

Connection Events will be hosting a Mums in Business networking event on Wednesday 7th October from 10am-12pm at David Lloyd Narborough, Carlton Park, Leicester LE19 0LF.

Zoe Newcombe, of Connection Events and organiser of Leicester Business Mum Week says: “Business Mum Week is a great initiative and I’m happy to do everything I can to unite the business mums of Leicester and ensure more local women with children are aware of the family friendly working options out there. This is a great way to both highlight the work of our mum owned businesses in and around Leicester and support the growth of more.”

The child-friendly event will include networking, fun for the children, refreshments, business profiles and demonstrations, a motivational guest speaker and fund raising for the Meningitis Trust. In addition to the Mums in Business event, attendees are entitled to free access and use of all the club facilities on the day. Tea and Coffee will be provided at the event and also jugs of cordial for the children.

For full details please contact Zoe at Connection Events 07973 168314

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Saturday, 5 September 2009

Paint A 'Zappy Pot' in aid of Starlight Children's Foundation

One of our stallholders, Lynn Bingham from Zappy Designs, is holding evenings where you can learn to paint your own "Zappy" style pot in her new studio in Altrincham, Cheshire. These evenings will take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month with a percentage of all bookings being donated to Starlight Children's Foundation (registered charity).

The evening begins at 7.45pm. All materials needed are supplied with plenty of 1-2-1 from Lynn. These evenings are designed to be great fun with plenty of learning thrown in. The cost is £10 per person & includes a glass of wine & homemade nibbles. You can book individually, with a friend or book the evening for your own private party.

To contact Lynn and find out more please see her Stallfinder listing below

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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Mumpreneur Conference and Awards 2009

The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards are being held on Saturday 3rd October 2009 to launch Business Mum Week 3rd - 10th October.

Held at City Inn, Brindley Place, Birmingham City Centre, The Mumpreneur Conference will include a number of seminars and workshops suitable for mums considering starting in business, right up to those who've been well established for years. There'll be a small exhibition, plenty of networking opportunities and lunch is included in the ticket price of £11.50.

It will be an all day event, from 10am - 4pm, ending in an Awards Ceremony. The awards are open to all business mums, and with six categories, there will be an award suitable for you and your business! The award categories are:- Best Start Up, Best Green Business, Best Direct Sales Rep, Best Franchisee, Best Online Business and The Inspirational Business Mum. It's quick and easy to enter, will not be based on turnover and power like some awards, and you can enter as many of the awards as you like!

Visit the website to submit your nomination. All the information can be found on the website http://www.mumpreneurconference.com/ where you can also purchase tickets and submit nominations.

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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Mums in Business September Event

On Thursday 10th September 2009, Connection Events will be holding another of its ‘Mums in Business’ networking events. The event will take place at David Lloyd Narborough in Leicestershire and is aimed at both mums in business and those looking to start a business.

Founder Zoe Newcombe says "We are passionate in what we do and believe that in today’s market providing support to other businesses and to those around us are key to making a success. We build networks that support and link to each other to generate business and our vision is to create a network that supports Leicestershire based mums, businesses and children. Networking is about building relationships so its beneficial to attend and raise your business profile by becoming an established and regular networking member getting your face and business known; you never know when an opportunity may arise…

Don’t forget our events are child friendly, there will be plenty of room for your children to play and there will also be some toys and books etc to keep them entertained. In addition to the Mums in Business event you are entitled to FREE access and use of all the club facilities on the day. Tea and Coffee will be provided at the event and also jugs of cordial for the children.

Whether you are a mum in business or looking to start a business and need some help and inspiration we would be delighted for you to join us".

To receive further information and a booking form please email Zoe Newcombe zoe@connectionevents.co.uk

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