Did you know I’m on a mission to put more money in mums’ pockets?
A few years ago I was struggling to find a business that I could run around my baby. I wrote about my business ideas here at Business Plus Baby and that led to me co-writing the book Start a Family Friendly Business: 129 Brilliant Business Ideas for Mums.
While I was doing this, I spoke to a lot of mumpreneurs and noticed…
• They were talented, hard-working, creative, supportive and generous.
• Many lacked confidence, especially when naming their price
• We all have beliefs around money that affect our behaviour, but being a working mum gives you a load more baggage to carry!
From looking at their business models and the prices they charged I could see that many mums running businesses were earning less than they should considering their skills and experience. Some were barely making a minimum-wage income once their expenses were taken into account.
It really got to me that all that hard work, generosity and talent was not being properly rewarded. The end result would be that most mumpreneurs would have no choice but to return to employment once their kids were older and childcare was no longer a headache.
That’s not a problem if you genuinely want to return to a job, but it’s heart breaking to have to give up your business just because you aren’t earning enough to carry on.
I wanted to help. That’s why I created the Earn What You Deserve as a Mumpreneur e-course, which I will be launching this Wednesday 11th May.