Being a business mum can be great, but not every mum is suited to this life. Many are pushed into self-employment because of a lack of affordable childcare and flexible employment.
I would love to see the world of employment become more family-friendly, so that starting a business as a parent is a positive choice and not a last resort. That’s why I took part in The Great Homeworking Debate, which is part of the LoveHate Travel campaign, sponsored by Powwownow. Taking part in the debate were:
- Shirley Borrett, (SB) Telework.org.uk – Shirley is a strong advocate of flexi-working and works for Telework Association, which was founded in 1992 in order to promote the benefits of Teleworking.
- Erica Douglas, (ED) LittleMummy.com – Erica is the author of The Mum Blogger eCourse and A Guide to Successful Blogging and is a Cision Top Ten Parenting Blogger.
- Me, Helen Lindop, (HL) BusinessPlusBaby.com – co-author of the book Start a Family Friendly Business: 23 Brilliant Business Ideas for Mums
Here’s what we discussed: Continue reading “The great home-working debate”