(This post was last updated on 9 June 2011 – see note at the bottom)
I’m writing articles (like this one) that aim to give you a snapshot of a business idea. This is exactly what I wanted when I was on my first maternity leave, but couldn’t find. I had an idea that I could run a business around my family, but no idea what I could actually do or how it might work.
This is going to take me a while to complete, so in the meantime I thought a list of businesses that you could run as a mum would be useful. I’ll link each idea to the posts as I write them.
Bookkeeper – In the book Start a Family Friendly Business
Graphic Designer – In the book Start a Family Friendly Business
Running an Information Website (blogging, directory, membership site, information products)
Journalist – In the book Start a Family Friendly Business
Ironing, Dog walking, Cleaning, Gardening, Pet Sitting, services around the home
Equipment Hire (buggies, baby equipment that parents can hire when they arrive at their destination)
Developing and Selling a New Product – In the book Start a Family Friendly Business
Making and selling crafts etc – see Turn your creative skill into a business
Antenatal teacher or therapist (also Doula)
Update: 9 June 2011
This post was the seed that grew into the book Start a Family Friendly Business! Some of these posts became part of the book and my co-author Antonia Chitty added many more of her own. I’ve also added links to articles that were posted here on Business Plus Baby after the book was published.