12 Secrets of a Mumpreneur...

Steph Weller | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Steph Weller

They say never to work with animals or children but sometimes the life of mumpreneur means you have no choice... 1. She's part of a secret society, i...

Want Gender Equality? Have it, Just Don't get Pregnant

Brenda Gabriel | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brenda Gabriel

After working so hard to climb the social ladder, here I was sat in a 'dole' office asking for handouts because I had had the 'misfortune' of getting pregnant. With mounting debt and constant guilt about financial pressure on my partner, I lost all sense of self.

Modern-day Parenthood: Redefining Flexibility

Sasha Szczepanski | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents
Sasha Szczepanski

The bits and pieces of your former professional life spilled out all over the freeway, and there you are, dodging through lanes of oncoming traffic to try to pick it back up and make it all function again.

Annabel Karmel On Why Mums Make The Best Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

Mumpreneur is a term that divides opinion, but Annabel Karmel sees it as badge of honour, as she believes mothers develop certain skills which make th...

Juggling Business and Family... Hints and Tips

Michelle Jay | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Michelle Jay

Having it all sounds like a bit of a dream. Sure - if you've got an army of nannies and PA's, you might just be able to juggle your business and your family - but for the rest of us working mums? Pah! Forget about it.

Running Your Business From Home... Challenges and Solutions!

Michelle Jay | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents
Michelle Jay

Just as a regular working schedule can help set limits for others, having a fixed place to work from will help you to remain more focused on your work activities. A home office can be easy to set up - ensure you've got all your essentials close at hand. Even if it's just a corner of the living room, try and designate a clear space that really is just for work.

Female Entrepreneurs Helping to Drive the Economic Recovery

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

One of the most encouraging things to emerge from the scheme is the number of female applicants. A third of all our lending has gone to women, bucking the national trend which currently stands at around 17% of all business start-ups being created by women.

The Impact of 'Incompletes'

Erica Sosna | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Erica Sosna

Ah, it's that tax return time of year, rolling round once more. Hands up if you have been studiously avoiding completing your accounts and submitting your return?

The Magic Three: Qualities for Creating a Successful New Business

Erica Sosna | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

As a business and enterprise coach I am frequently asked about the kinds of skills and qualities I think new business owners need to develop. Now, everyone is different and we all come with a unique skill set. But there are three skills I believe to be universal if you are going to flourish as a freelance, self employed person or entrepreneur.

The Great Mumpreneur Divide

Jo Gifford | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

They will be dealing with school letters, bake sales, dress up days, poorly small people sent home, packed lunches, homework and after school clubs as well as taxes, accounts, sales, marketing, outsourcers, coworkers - oh, and the actual work that you charge for.

Let's Say 'No' to Careers Advice

Erica Sosna | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Erica Sosna

Universities and colleges are a little more interested, but they still struggle to integrate self discovery and career coaching into the core curriculum. And until they do, careers advice is meaningless.

Why I've Stopped Calling Myself a Mumpreneur

Soozi Baggs | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

In describing mumpreneurs as the "pin-money posse" the Daily Mail article defined mumpreneurship as being something that people dabble in - a kind of play business where the reward is pocket money for new shoes.

Expert Insights - Justine Roberts From

Mac Attram | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mac Attram

Justine Roberts is the Founder of She created the site in 1999 as a forum for parents to swap ideas and views. It is now the UK's biggest network for parents, generating 55 million page views and 10 million visits per month. I caught up Justine to talk about how she manages to run such a successful site, whilst juggling family life.

Oh God, It's Nearly Christmas Again...

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

I absolutely LOVE Christmas; I always have and always will. In fact I enjoy it so much that it is no trouble at all having everyone to my house and I have been lucky enough to be the host for the last three years.

Are Women Better Off Running Their Own Business?

Jessica Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Rose

Had I gone the traditional route I am doubtful I would be a company Director at 26. Which begs the question, are women better off striking out on their own and running their own businesses?

A Man Is Not a Financial Plan

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

I believe feminism is about making smart choices which allow you to live the life you need to support your emotional health as well as your physical health. When you put your finances in the hands of someone else...

Mums: Damned if We Do, Damned if We Don't (Work)

Hillary Graves | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hillary Graves

The point is that being a mum, whether you are working or not working, is no easy feat. Shouldn't we be supportive of each other regardless of our choice (or non-choice) about whether to work or not? At the very least, surely we shouldn't pass judgment on each other.

Mumpreneurs - The Only Way Forward!

Lana Citron | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Four and a half months in and I am finding having a decent telephone conversation hard enough, never mind a full night's sleep. So why would a mere mortal mother bother to compare herself with a mumpreneur?

Death By Cupcake: The Fetishization of Motherhood

Jody Day | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Day

Children are treated like precious and breakable artefacts and motherhood has become a competitive and rarified sport.

Why Setting up a Social Enterprise is Like Motherhood

Cecilia Crossley | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cecilia Crossley

On Wednesday went live and I can't help but reflect that starting my social enterprise has been rather like motherhood!

The Homemade Mama shaping the world

Joanna Papageorgiou | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Papageorgiou

Jolie O'Dell, a technology writer with Mashable wrote the following on Twitter a couple of months ago: women: Stop making startups about fashion, sho...

The Joys of Being a Mum in Business and Smashing up Cocoa Butter

Galia Orme | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Galia Orme

I hit 40 and hubby Bill and our girls were growing up nicely, I thought, "right, now is my time." I just so happened to discover raw chocolate making and being a chocoholic my whole life I couldn't believe how easy and creative it was to make my own chocolate.