Mumpreneurs: Top Ecommerce Tips on Getting Started

Mumpreneurs: Top Ecommerce Tips on Getting Started

Building any business on a shoestring is hard even when you don’t have a family in tow. But if you are a mumpreneur then you have to do all of this whilst keeping the kids happy. But don’t let this stop you. I’ve been involved as a business founder and investor in small companies since the mid-1990s, specialising on ecommerce, and I believe there are some basic principles you can follow that will help you to achieve online success despite the pressures. Ecommerce has three huge advantages for mumpreneurs: the business can be run from home; you can fit the work around your family’s needs; and it doesn’t take as much capital to start as conventional businesses. Find a focus Successful website owners tend to be good at one particular thing. For instance, they find a line of products that conn... »

Start-ups Compete to be Mumpreneur of 2012

Business owners who have started a firm in the last six months whilst looking after their family full-time have been called on to enter the Mumpreneur Awards 2012. Organised by business support network Mumpreneur UK, award categories include: Start Up Online Business Green Business Supporting Business International Trader Mumpreneur Product and Inspirational Business Mum award. The Dadpreneur award is open to dads who juggle running a business with looking after a family. Applicants must complete a 600-word online form outlining the challenges they have overcome, their plans for growth and how they’ve managed their work-life balance. “We encourage all mums in business to enter the awards, as everyone can benefit from local press through simply a nomination,” said a Mumpreneur UK spokespers... »

Green Mumpreneur Wins National Business Award

Being a full time mum whilst running your own business is no mean feat, yet Fiona King from Glasgow has done it so well that her success has been recognised at the 2010 Mumpreneur Conference and Awards sponsored by Ryman Stationary. Fiona’s business, TotsBots, was chosen by a panel of independent judges as the winner of the Best Green Business Award. The award, sponsored by directories business Yell, was presented on Saturday 18th September at the Heart of England Conference Centre, Warwickshire. TotsBots design and manufacture washable nappies. The business was set up in 2000 after the birth of Fiona’s second child when she made the decision to start using reusable nappies but was unable to find anything on the market that suited her needs. Since developing her initial product, Tots... »