Offer for Wedding Businesses: 1/3 OFF Today Only

•May 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

If you run a wedding business, did you know that media coverage could be worth thousands of pounds to your business? And if you do your own PR you can get your products seen by brides-to-be who are looking for just what you offer?

Make sure that writing and sending press releases and quick updates about your business is a regular part of your business promotion. And to make it easier, use the Wedding Media Contacts database, which puts details for all the leading national and regional wedding magazines and websites at your fingertips.

The database is usually £150, but for today only get it for £97. Offer expired Midnight 27 May 2010. Click here to buy the Wedding Media Contacts database now.

Booking Antonia Chitty as a Speaker?

•May 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Sandra Jarvis of www.girlsnightoutealing.co.ukand www.wishclub4women.co.uk came to a recent event with Antonia Chitty and says, “Thank you so much for your presentation today at the Harrow Business & Networking Fair, you really helped me to connect the dots on how to raise my company’s profile and you did it so eloquently and effortlessly”.

No Regrets Say Parents

•May 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A new survey for Family Friendly Working and mumandworking to launch the mumandworking Awards shows that parents are leaving the world of employment despite seeing the family income fall. The survey also shows that parents prize time with the family and flexible hours over job security and the amount they earn when choosing a job.

80% of parents have changed their working pattern since having children. The main reason parent change the way they work is to spend more time with the family. Just over half of parents explained that their priorities have changes, while nearly 3 in 10 found that their work hours didn’t fit the childcare available, and 3 in 20 found that it was financially no longer worth working due to the cost of childcare. Overwhelmingly, parents are happy with the choice they have made. Not one respondent wished they had never resigned, while 4 in 10 say that is has been the best decision they ever made, and nearly 6 in 10 describe the experience as ‘hard at times but worth it’.

Only 43% of parents who responded are now employed with the rest self employed, seeking work, studying or taking a career break.  And only 17% are working full time. Director of mumandworking and Practical Parenting Business Parent of the Year 2007/08 Sam Willoughby says, “This shows how traditional employment patterns are no longer normal. The 2010 mumandworking awards which are supported by Sarah Beeny reward and recognise the companies and individuals that make flexible working possible and show that family-friendly employment not only supports family life but give real benefits to the companies involved.”

Changing the way you work after having children has a big financial impact – seven out of 10 families have seen a drop in income and for nearly half of those this reduction is between £10-£40k a year. Three in 10 feel they are financially ‘fine’, while four in 10 are ok most of the time but struggle sometimes. Nearly a quarter struggle financially more often than not, with just under one in 10 finding they never have enough money or even have serious debt problems.

Money is not the top priority for parents, however. When asked to list their top three priorities, time with the family came out first for a massive 17 out of 20 parents, while flexible hours were a priority for three in four. Seven in twenty prioritised how much they earn and three in ten prioritised job security. Career progression was a priority for just one in 10. Director of Family Friendly Working and Inspirational Mumpreneur of the Year 2009 Antonia Chitty says, “Employers need to take this message on board to attract and retain employees. I’m pleased to support the 2010 mumandworking awards that recognise outstanding companies and individuals who are committed to flexible and family friendly work.”

To enter the awards or nominate someone go to www.Mumandworking.co.uk. Nominations are open now and there are a range of exciting prizes for the winners.

Annabel Karmel to Share Secrets at BusinessMums Conference

•May 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

An award winning businesswoman with a multimillion pound business will share her advice at the start of the BusinessMums Conference 2010 which takes place in Brighton later this year. With a high profile, product ranges across numerous national chains, and guidance that almost every mum follows at some stage in her baby or child’s life, Annabel Karmel MBE is the symbol for long term success as a mumpreneur. Annabel Karmel’s ‘Eat Fussy’ range is the Number 1 Kids Chilled meals brand and the fastest growing year on year. She is also the author of 22 books with global book sales of over £4million. At the BusinessMums Conference Annabel will be sharing her advice for mums in business and would be mumpreneurs. Annabel Karmel is pleased to be part of the event and says, “I wish there had been a business mums conf when I was starting out. The BusinessMums Conference in October in Brighton is a unique and exciting event that celebrates the growing contribution that business mums make to the economy. It has taken me many years to build my business and I’ve learnt so much along the way. I’m looking forward to sharing my business advice and experience first hand to so many inspiring mumpreneurs along with my top tips on how to manage motherhood and a thriving company.” The Business Mums’ Conference 2010 will help women get inspired and learn skills to develop their business. At the show you will meet other mums running their own businesses, plus those thinking and planning to start up. You’ll meet people who have attended the Mumpreneurs Networking Club, those from the Mums in Biz training events and mums from across the south of England and beyond. It’s a chance to catch up with old friends, meet people you have only ever emailed or chatted to on forums, and to make new contacts. It is going to be a fun and glamorous event, with lots of practical applications for any mums who own a business. For more about The Business Mums’ Conference 2010, see http://www.businessmumsconference.co.uk For more about Annabel Karmel see http://www.annabelkarmel.com.

Nominated for a Blog Award

•April 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Quite suprisingly … this blog has been nominated for an ‘Innovative’ MAD blog award! YAY
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The Mumpreneur’s Guide to Online Business Success

•April 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Online Business SuccessDo you see other people promoting their business online and want to do it too: find out how in my new e-book.

Does This Ring Any Bells?

TickYou see other people promoting their business online and want to do it too

TickYou signed up for a Twitter account but can’t really see how it will drive sales

TickYou’ve thought about blogging, but can’t get started or don’t keep it up

TickYou don’t really see how a blog will add business anyway

TickYou’d love to have a list of thousands to mail your latest offers to, but don’t know how to get the right people on your list

TickYou’ve been promoting your business online for a while but have yet to see results

TickYou’re fed up with tweeting or blogging and are starting to wonder whether it is worth it.

Follow this link to get the help you need in a free-to-download, easy to follow workbook.

Last Day for The Mumpreneur Guide Special Offer: Save 1/3

•February 28, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Mumpreneur GuideThis is your last day to get the Mumpreneur Guide for 1/3 off.

The essential book for businessmums who want inspiring ideas and practical advice to help them grow and develop a business, get the Mumpreneur Guide for £12 instead of £18 until midnight, 28 February.

“A great resource for any mum looking for flexible working inspiration and ideas.” Jane Hopkins of Mumsclub.

Visit www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk to take advantage of the offer – don’t forget to buy before midnight.