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Being a mum is a full-time job in itself, but it doesn't mean you have to give up on your entrepreneurial dreams. In fact, more and more mums are proving that you can successfully run a business from the comfort of your home while being there for your children every step of the way. Here, we'll explore five inspirational business ideas that not only empower mums but also allow them to create their own schedules and combine a fulfilling career with the joys of motherhood.


1. Virtual Assistant:


In today's digital age, the demand for virtual assistants is on the rise. If you have excellent organisational and administrative skills, consider becoming a virtual assistant. You can offer services such as email management, scheduling, social media management, and much more. The beauty of this business is that you can choose clients and projects that align with your skills and interests, all while staying home to care for your children. The secret is in the marketing yourself well in order to get the clients. There are other ways of getting clients such as Upwork, but for the sake of this blog post we will go with marketing yourself of social media, and telling potential clients how you can help them.


2. Sell Digital Products:


Do you have a flair for design, writing, or any creative skill? Consider creating and selling digital products. Whether it's e-books, printables, graphic design templates, or online courses, the digital marketplace offers endless opportunities. The best part is that once you create these products, they can be sold repeatedly without the need for physical inventory or shipping, giving you the freedom to work at your own pace. These can be sold successfully on Etsy with a great SEO strategy, or on via your own website accompanied with great marketing.


3. Provide Coaching for a Skill You Have:


Mums often possess a wealth of knowledge and skills that others are eager to learn. Whether you're an expert in parenting, fitness, cooking, or any other field, offering coaching services can be a fulfilling business. You can schedule coaching sessions around your family's needs and share your expertise to help others while pursuing your passion. Again get out there and tell everyone what exactly it is that you know, and solve a pain point for your niche with your coaching. Meal plans for the mum that wants her before children weight for example, or going from mainstream school, to homeschooling. We all know something that someone else would love to learn. Research first, check out your competition, and find out exactly what your target market needs. Then create an amazing coaching programme.


4. Start a Blog:


If you love to write and have a passion or interest you're enthusiastic about, starting a blog can be an incredible venture. Blogging not only allows you to share your thoughts and expertise but also offers various monetisation avenues, such as affiliate marketing, sponsored content, and selling digital products. Blogging gives you the flexibility to create content on your own schedule, making it a perfect fit for moms.


5. Amazon Buying and Selling:


E-commerce is booming, and platforms like Amazon offer a tremendous opportunity for mums to start a home-based business. You can source products to sell on Amazon, whether through retail arbitrage or by creating your own brand. The beauty of this business is that you can manage it from home and scale it as you see fit, all while being present for your family. Start researching trending products on Amazon now, then search the web for great suppliers.


The Power of Being a Mumpreneur:


The common thread among these home-based business ideas is the power of flexibility. As a mumpreneur, you have the freedom to create your own schedule, allowing you to prioritise your family's needs while pursuing your career ambitions. You get to witness your children's milestones, be present for those special moments, and still chase your dreams.


Remember that success may not come overnight, but with dedication, determination, and a bit of creative thinking, you can build a thriving business that not only supports your family but also fulfills your own aspirations. So, go ahead, take that leap, and become the mumpreneur you've always wanted to be. Your journey to success begins at home, where you can combine the best of both worlds—career and family. Embrace it, and inspire others along the way!

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Being a mum is a full-time job in itself, and for many of us, it's the most rewarding one. But what if you could combine the joy of motherhood with the excitement of starting your own business? Imagine being there for your children's milestones while pursuing your passion and making a living. It's not just a dream; it's a reality for many mum's who have embarked on the journey of entrepreneurship, including myself. In this blog post, we'll explore a little about how you can start a business that allows you to stay at home with your children, offering encouragement and practical tips to help you on this incredible adventure.


I began my entrepreneurial journey in 2013 with an event planning business. This all stemmed from a passion of mine, and after returning to work after my maternity leave, and feeling sad about leaving my daughter so young. Let me be clear, there are so many mum's that have have returned to work, and have done it so well!!! I honestly give those mum's their flowers, because it's such a huge, and amazing thing. But it didn't work for me. So after having a fellow entrepreneur friend encourage me, I took the leap and started. It has not been easy, and I won't lie and say I haven't given up on myself a few times. I have started a few businesses, and failed… But today I am in a place of happiness in my entrepreneurial journey. So I am here to support others like me to help them be a happy success.


This is a blog post, so I will keep it brief. But rest assured.... There will be so much more support to follow, so be sure to follow me on

Instagram: @dominiquejacquens

or on

TikTok: @mrsdominique.j


For now, here are a few tips to get your mind going:


1. Follow Your Passion:

The first step in starting a business as a mum is to do something you're passionate about. Think about what makes your heart sing, what you could talk about for hours, and what you genuinely love doing. Whether it's crafting, baking, writing, or any other hobby, your passion can be turned into a profitable venture. When you love what you do, it won't feel like work, making it easier to balance business and family life.

2. Identify a Gap in the Market:

Successful businesses often find their niche by identifying a gap in the market. Pay close attention to your interests, hobbies, and the needs of your community. What products or services are missing that you could provide? Conduct market research, ask for feedback, and refine your business idea accordingly. Finding a niche will set you apart and attract customers who are looking for what you uniquely offer.

3. Embrace Healthy Competition:

It's essential to remember that competition can be healthy and even beneficial. Just because someone else is doing something similar doesn't mean there isn't room for you too. In fact, competition can validate the demand for your product or service. What sets you apart is your individuality and the personal touch you bring to your business. Don't be discouraged by others in your field; instead, let them inspire you to do your best and continue growing.

4. Start Small and Grow:

As a mum, you may not have endless hours to dedicate to your business, and that's perfectly fine. Start small and focus on gradual growth. Begin with manageable goals, and as your children grow and your business becomes more established, you can scale it up. This approach allows you to adapt to the demands of motherhood while nurturing your business at your own pace.

5. Leverage Technology:

In today's digital age, technology is your ally. Utilize social media, e-commerce platforms, and other online tools to reach a wider audience without leaving your home. Social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Etsy can be excellent platforms for marketing your products or services, and they allow you to connect with customers and fellow mumpreneurs.

Conclusion:

Starting a business as a mum is an exciting journey filled with possibilities. By following your passion, identifying a gap in the market, embracing healthy competition, starting small, and leveraging technology, you can create a business that enables you to stay at home with your children while doing what you love. Remember, there is room for everyone in the world of entrepreneurship. So, take that leap of faith, and let your dreams flourish while you nurture your family.

Are you ready to take the first step toward becoming a mumpreneur? Share your thoughts, ideas, and dreams in the comments below. Your story might just inspire another mum to pursue her entrepreneurial goals too!


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My 5 year old was very particular when I asked him what theme birthday party he would like this year! As an event planner I wondered how I was gonna pull this off, because Ninja Turtles, Transformers and a water gun party altogether was an array of colours that I need to make look good! But nonetheless, I have to deliver because I offered! Funny enough, you wouldn't believe this was the narrowed down version... He also wanted a Jackie Chan cake lol! I went on to my forever go to, Pinterest, and searched each theme and took screenshots for my moodboard. I ran it all by the 5 year old design manager and had all of my ideas approved.


When it comes to planning on a budget, it's all about writing down your exact plans, and then doing product research. Use my free birthday party planner printable to plan your next party. Click below to download:

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Quick tip, plan at least 8 weeks in advance so you do not feel rushed to buy everything from the first place you see.


Here are the images I grabbed from Pinterest for inspiration, along with how I will personally use each idea.

The below image from http://heylaurenrene.com/uncategorized/nathans-splash-bash/ is an amazing low cost and fun way to ensure all of my son’s guests have water squirters to join in with the water fight. I was able to find a pack of 20 squirters on EBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185457279057?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=hkDQRIHTSfi&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=X02j9IuMT8m&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY


I then saw this slip and slide idea by http://karaspartyideas.com/2011/07/water-fight-wars-birthday-party.html and remembered I purchased one last year and never used it. So now is the perfect time to bring it out. This with out a doubt will be a kids party crowd pleaser. the aim is that I will only bring It out for a certain amount of time, like a party game. So I would highly suggest for the kids party entertainment, using things you have already, or things you can borrow from the people around you.


I always go to Iceland for ice creams, and ice lollies. So I went in and picked up 3 packs of the 20 pack of Mr. Freeze ice lollies for £1. They also had a bucket for £3 that I purchased to put some ice and the ice lollies in. Like I had seen on https://www.anightowlblog.com/pools-popsicles-party/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-pug


Then there were was the food that I had to think about, when I am hosting one of my children‘s birthday parties it is always in the afternoon around lunch time. So I always want to provide a filling lunch with lots of treats to follow. My go to in the summer is always BBQ burgers and hotdogs as they are crowd pleasers. So off to Costco I went because their quality of burgers and hot dogs are really good. I got a pack of their 16 steak burgers for £16.79, 2 packs of 8 large all beef hotdogs for £5.19 each, hotdog buns for for £2.19, two packs of burger buns for £2.35 each. Then I served homemade lemonade which cost roughly £2.50 to make, some blue lemon and raspberry (2 bottles) £1.25 each, then purchased 2 loaves of the 45p bread from Aldi, some butter for £1, Jam for 39p, sliced cheese for £1.39, then I had a budget of £20 for fruit, and £10 for snacks such as crisps, crackers, etc. The food totalled up to £84.72. One of my friends made some delicious dessert pots as a gift, so definately ask your friends, and family to help out with filling the food table if they are willing.


Hear me out… I know many of you will say there is no way I can bake my child’s birthday cake. I can’t bake! So for a cake that has good flavour, grab yourself a cake from M&S, or your favourite supermarket. But I honestly stand firm with M&S, they have a great birthday cake selection, and if you want to personalise any cake, you can simply buy themed toppers from eBay for around £2.50, you just use a little bit of pre made icing on the back of the little toppers and place them around the cake, or buy a larger cake topper, and stick it in the top of the birthday cake. This should all cost around £15.

But if your do want to bake your child’s birthday cake and decorate it all yourself, be sure to keep an eye out for my DIY birthday cake video.


The Decorations:

I kept the decorations minimal, because the food table, and entertainment were the main features. I created one balloon arch in the garden, This is inexpensive, and a wow factor. You can purchase good latex balloons from Amazon, the good ones start at around £7. For my son‘s balloon arch I purchased 100 balloons, and that costed me £7.


The Party Favours:

I would suggest for a high quality look, go with paper loot bags that you can get quite cheap from Hobbycraft, the past two birthday parties I have held for my children I have used these party bags:

They are only £3 for 5, and I typically buy 20. You can fill these with Capri Sun‘s, crisps, birthday cake, and one toy or useful item of choice. For this party, I purchased large reusable cups for the kids, then personalised them using my Cricut machine. These are the exact cups purchased: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384989113544?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=a346yipsqwy&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=X02j9IuMT8m&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY


You can see in the below video how I personalised them:


Of course not everyone has a Cricut, so you can purchase vinyl name decals on eBay. I would definitely suggest purchasing a Cricut Joy, which you can make a ton of personalised items with so you get your money’s worth. You can buy one here https://amzn.to/3rmXMkL


Overall my son’s water gun themed party costed me £164.97! It was an amazing day for everyone, he said ‘it was the best day EVER’!

Watch this space for more themed party ideas, and price breakdown’s, my daughter is about to turn 11, and we are doing a Starbucks themed picnic!

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