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Announcing the Essential Guide for Every Mum Who Wants a Successful Business – Extra Bonuses End Today

The Mumpreneur Guide Start Your Own Business Book is the kick start you need for your business.

A practical workbook, it is full of manageable advice that you can implement immediately.

It will help you:

  • focus on the business you want to run
  • take the steps to make that business a reality
  • enjoy the journey.

BUY TODAY, 8th September, & YOU GET MORE THAN £600 OF BONUSES:

BONUS 1: ACCESS TO THE MUMPRENEUR GUIDE’S SECRET BLOG: VALUE £300

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.

BONUS 2: ONLINE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: VALUE £50

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.

BONUS 3: SORT YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE: VALUE £120

It is a dilemma for everyone – how to balance being a mumpreneur and having time for the family. In Bonus 3 coach Sam Pringle of Beeleaf Consulting helps you sort out your own balance.

BONUS 4: MORE ME TIME: VALUE PRICELESS

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

BONUS 5: 3-PART MARKETING COURSE: VALUE £150

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.

BONUS 6: WIN A PLACE ON THE MUMS IN BIZ TRAINING COURSE

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.

BUY THE BOOK

The Mumpreneur Guide – Meet the Author, Q&A and Book Signing

If you’ve read about The Mumpreneur Guide and want to find out more, come and meet Antonia Chitty on Tuesday 6th of October.

You can ask questions, have a drink, and find out about all sorts of useful resources for mums in business.

The event is being run in co-operation with Mums in Biz training courses.

Venue: The Sussex Innovation Centre

Time: 12-30-1.30

Date: Tuesday 6th of October

Please RSVP if you think you might be coming to antonia@themumpreneurguide.co.uk so we can have enough drinks for everyone.

The first 10 people to sign up will get a voucher for a free copy of A Guide to Promoting Your Business – to be collected at the event ONLY.

The essential guide for every mum who wants to run a successful business

Today is the day.

The Mumpreneur Guide is now available to buy from The Mumpreneur Guide website and from Amazon.

For an investment of less than £20 you can take control of your life and start your new future as a mumpreneur.

Mums who run their own business contribute
£4.4 billion to the UK economy.

That’s an average turnover of more than £26,000.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: buy your copy TODAY from The Mumpreneur Guide website and receive over £600 of bonuses – that’s £100 more than in previous offers. These bonuses are limited and exclusive to www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk website – they are NOT available through Amazon.

The essential guide for every mum who wants to run a successful business: what YOU told me

Wow! In my last message I asked what is important to you and your family when deciding to run your own business and the response has been amazing. The e-mails I received showed that as parents, our priorities are not all that different and that our frustrations are also very similar.

Do you feel yourself nodding and agreeing to any of these …?

  • I am always putting other people’s needs before my own
  • I work hard yet seem to get nowhere
  • I am constantly exhausted
  • I am often struggling for money
  • I would love to do something I am passionate about
  • I am not afraid to work hard
  • I want my children to see me succeed
  • I would love to be more in control of my life
  • I am open to new ideas
  • I am ready to make a change for the better

If you are nodding frantically to the list above then the solution for you is my essential guide: The Mumpreneur Guide to starting and running your own business. This is the kick-start to your business needs.

The Mumpreneur Guide is full of manageable advice that you can implement immediately. It will help you to:

  • Focus on the business you want to run
  • Take the steps to make that business a reality
  • Enjoy the journey

The Mumpreneur Guide is available to buy from Tuesday 1st September and if you buy a copy before 30th September you get over £500 of bonuses for free.

  1. BONUS 1 – Access to The Mumpreneur Guide’s Secret Blog (Value £300)
  2. BONUS 2 – More ‘me’ time (Value priceless)
  3. BONUS 3 – A 3-part marketing course (Value £150)
  4. BONUS 4 – The chance to win a place on a Mums in Biz course (Value £65)

Announcing the essential guide for every mum who wants to run a successful business

Are you stuck at home wondering how to make a bit of extra money, but can’t find a job that fits with the time you have free?

Are you stuck in a busy job that pays the bills but gives you little time with the kids?

Have you looked at all the ‘get rich quick’ schemes and are worried about being ripped off if you sign up for a business opportunity that demands up-front payment?

I’ve been there, just like you. I was stuck in a job that just wasn’t working for me. I felt like I was trying to do a full weeks work in part-time hours, and spending all my money on childcare. Other people were looking after my daughter and I was missing out on her growing up.

Since 2003 I have worked for myself. I take home money from my own business every month, enough to pay the bills and more. I get to choose when I work, and more often than not, work from home.

I love what I do. I have total control over my work. Sometimes it is a juggle to fit it all in and sometimes it can seem a long while before you see a return for your effort.

For the last year I have been researching and writing about what I think is the solution for parents … to run a successful business of their own.

Since 2003 I have set up a PR Agency, taken on freelance writing contracts and written eight books. I know what I found important when deciding to run my own business, but what do you think is important for you and your family? I would love to know, so drop me a line.

Watch out over the next few days to find out how to be one of the first to know about my solution and learn how to become a successful mumpreneur.

Mum’s Home Office

Working from home has its pluses and minuses. It is great to be around for the family, but often you can end up working in spaces that are less than ideal. My ‘home office’ is right in the centre of the home, so I can be on hand if any of the kids needs me, but on the down side it is hard to get peace and quiet to make calls. I know one mum who ran her home office out of a bread bin in the kitchen.

So, I’m going to be looking at products which can help you create a great workspace for you. And one of the first ways to make sure that you have a great workspace is to keep the kids out of your stuff! I don’t mean that you have to erect an extra stairgate – although that might be an idea – but you do need to stop them stealing your stationery and hogging the pc. I’ve been trying out the Silver Cross Doodle, to give my 3 year old his own place to draw alongside where I’m working.

It is beautifully made and has a central pouch plus four cups to hold pens and pencils. Plus, if I can wrest it away from the three year old it will make a great highchair for the baby as the chair clips on top of the table.

Ours is blue, and I’d love to show you a pic of J working away at his own desk … but he has taken the card out of the digital camera and bent the pins so I can’t. I have yet to find the perfect product to keep the kids out of my office…. but will continue to look!

Help to Start Your Mumpreneur Business

If you want help to start your own business, or need to give your existing business a boost, visit www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk. It is a FREE business basics e-course, ideal for every mum or dad who wants to learn about starting a business. Delivered to your desktop every few days it is a great way to learn how to start a successful enterprise and avoid pitfalls. Galia of www.chocchick.com says, “I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the Mumpreneur Guide on Search Engine Optimisation. I worked in Internet marketing and thought the advice you offered was excellent. A lot of SEO is common sense and knowing your market, but many people still see it as a bit of a dark art! Your guide on SEO was very well explained, clear and easy to follow. It even reminded me of things I needed to sort out on my website (SEO, as you said, is indeed a continual process) and I found it extremely useful.” If you want to know about SEO, business models, business finance and juggling work and family go to www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk

Ideas for Flexible and Home Work

Over half of new mums would like to run their own business, and the number of mumpreneurs is growing daily. If you want to start your own home business, here are some pointers from Antonia Chitty, author of Family Friendly Working, to get you going:

  1. Get a great business idea. If you’re not sure where to start, sign up for the Ideas and Inspirations E-course at Family Friendly Working.
  2. List your priorities such as earning money, or finding work that lets you stay home with your children.
  3. Write down your skills, and ask others what they think you’re good at.
  4. Think about the hours you can devote to working. Be realistic if you plan to work around the kids, as they may not understand “mummy’s working”.
  5. Research the market for your business. Will people buy your product or service? Is it unique enough to be appealing?
  6. Pop into a local Enterprise Agency for advice. The Inland Revenue can also send an advisor to your house.
  7. Go to The Mumpreneur Guide for a free start up e-course to help you get your business going.
  8. Prepare a business plan. Set out aims and objectives, and the steps to take to achieve your goals. There is a free business plan guide to download at www.prbasics.co.uk
  9. Work out how you will promote and market your business. Visit www.PRBasics.co.uk for a free promotion plan and lots of PR ideas and resources.

Good luck with your new enterprise.

Have you signed up for the Mumpreneur Guide?

If you want help to start your own business, or need to give your existing business a boost, visit www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk. It is a FREE business basics e-course, ideal for every mum or dad who wants to learn about starting a business. Delivered to your desktop every few days it is a great way to learn how to start a successful enterprise and avoid pitfalls.

Galia of www.chocchick.com says, “I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the Mumpreneur Guide on Search Engine Optimisation. I worked in Internet marketing and thought the advice you offered was excellent. A lot of SEO is common sense and knowing your market, but many people still see it as a bit of a dark art! Your guide on SEO was very well explained, clear and easy to follow. It even reminded me of things I needed to sort out on my website (SEO, as you said, is indeed a continual process) and I found it extremely useful.”

If you want to know about SEO, business models, business finance and juggling work and family go to www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk