Any mums starting a business?
Pinkballoon20 · 03/07/2020 14:51
Was wondering if there are any mums on here that are just about to start a business or wanting to?
Im in the same boat and looking for someone to talk to, we can bounce ideas off each other and hold each other accountable etc?
If you're interested let me know :-)
Ohnoducks · 06/07/2020 12:35
I'm starting a new one if that helps? My usual business is in the health and fitness industry so we've been shut down a long time now, there is the possibility of reopening soon but with so many restrictions I'm not sure we will be able to do it, so I've used the last few weeks to start building something new.
Daphnesmate01 · 15/08/2020 22:08
I am tentatively planning to start something next year (around March), I have been a sahm for years, previously worked in admin but with 3 dc, I've found it increasingly difficult to find work that fits around them. I went for a term-time only job - 12 hours a week - over 40 applicants. Apparently, I was runner up lol! But, I couldn't believe what they were asking for in those hours - double the job in half the hours imo. plus all the tests and so on at interview, it was a half day process.
My business would run from home and I'm not expecting to make very much if I'm honest but excited by the prospect that it will be MY business as I've always worked for someone else.
I have asked for a bit of advice on mn recently regarding business start up and have encountered a) very supportive people b)sarcastic people c) people who don't respond for fear of giving away their trade secrets which I can totally understand.
I'm interested in hearing how you are getting on. I'm just in the process of building myself a website but I've given myself plenty of time (I hope) to get everything lined up (it coincides with youngest dc starting pre-school).
doadeer · 16/08/2020 22:31
I have a marketing consulting business (work in ecommerce industry) and I run a successful family business in fitness industry... If you need any advice on website/marketing/brand etc happy to help 🙏
Daphnesmate01 · 19/08/2020 17:50
I have decided to opt out of building a website. Tech stuff is just not me and I have found someone who will do it at an extremely good rate. Play to your strengths...and so I will and delegate other stuff. Her website (the lady who builds websites) looks fab as well.
I feel excited about my new endeavours, even if they fail, at least I can say I tried!
doadeer · 19/08/2020 19:22
I think that's wise. It's not easy to learn all this! Focus on what you're good at.
Maybe ask your website lady what's she's doing and how so you understand thought process and you can start to learn to think like a marketer!
Daphnesmate01 · 19/08/2020 19:40
doadeer. I have a business degree so know a little about marketing. But, I have to confess, it was many, many years ago and now everything has gone digital...which isn't my strong point!
Pookier · 24/08/2020 23:16
I recently got made redundant but I was in the process of setting up a freelance accounting side hustle that has now become my main gig.
I have no idea where to start finding clients who will pay enough to keep the lights on, most companies offering contract jobs want to pay a wage and not pay on invoice - any advice on how to go about marketing my services beyond fb would be highly appreciated
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