Can you really have it all?
Flexible home working hours, a good income, hands-on childcare and a happy work-life balance?
It may seem too good to be true, but with our support, women across Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton have been realising the benefits of becoming mumpreneurs.
By making the most of marketing online, mumpreneurs across the Midlands are successfully starting new businesses from home, which allows them to provide day-to-day care for their little ones and cut out expensive childcare costs.
But is being a mumpreneur really attainable? And how do these determined mums make being a mumpreneur work for them?
Starting Off as a Mumpreneur
Ultimo. Jo Malone. Annabel Karmel. Made.com.
These well-known brands all have something in common; they started because of aspiring mumpreneurs. But do mumpreneur businesses only become successful because these women were already experts in their field? Did they hold some unique, or valuable marketing knowledge that put everyone else at a disadvantage?
No. In her book Mumpreneur: The complete guide to starting and running a successful business, Annabel Karmel explains, “Whatever background you come from, however little money you start off with, there is no getting away from the value of talent, hard work and vision. If you have passion for something and plenty of entrepreneurial spirit, you can do it.”
So, if you have a business idea, and are planning to start up a business from home where you can also care for your children, then you can become the next mumpreneur. But where exactly should you start?
Planning to Start Up a Business
Finding your passion is the first step to starting your business. Do you have a skill that you enjoy? Perhaps designing, cooking, creating, photography or writing? Is there a business idea that you’ve been thinking about for a while, but don’t have the skills to create the product yourself? Whatever your ideas are, whatever your passion, know that there are ways to turn it into successful a business start-up.
All you need are the right contacts and business plan.
One way to get these, is to speak to us at Business Enterprise Support in the Midlands. We have 30 years’ experience helping mumpreneurs like you to plan and start a new business.
Yes, it may be a daunting prospect and you may worry about the initial financial costs of starting a business, but we do have options available to ease the stress and put in place a step-by-step plan to make your goals clear and achievable.
In fact, as the delivery partner for Virgin StartUp, we can help you apply for the Government backed Virgin StartUp Loan. This is already providing useful funding to new business start-ups across the Midlands and its popular cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.
The Virgin StartUp Loan could be the answer you need to become the next mumpreneur; supporting you to purchase the equipment, materials and online marketing that you need to get your business idea out in to the world. With funding from £500 to £25,000, and repayable over 1-5 years, it’s definitely worth considering if you are looking to start your journey as a successful mumpreneur.
To find out if your eligible, or for genuinely helpful and friendly advice in getting your business start-up going, just give BES a call on 0845 67 87 826 or drop us an email here. Rest assured that whatever business idea you have as an aspiring new mumpreneur – we have the right advice to help.