Being a mom is enough responsibility, but some moms take balancing life to a whole new level. Mompreneurs as they are called are the most established entrepreneurs. They have the security of their house and husband, also have the kids, they have nothing to lose and a lot to inspire.
Starting any business is a struggle and requires a lot of dedication, in terms of time and energy. This lays heavy more on mothers who have to balance home with business. It’s not a 9 to 5 deal here, its 24-hour dedication to both. And yet many do it beautifully and live a very satisfying life.
There is a lot one can learn from these super beings, time management is key for them, and that is one task every new entrepreneur struggles with. Many women struggle with the decision of getting back to work after having kids, and it takes great perseverance and family support to launch your own business and make it a success. Some of the mompreneurs known worldwide are:
1. Mompreneur: Laura Berg
Company name: My Smart Hand
Wisely tapping into the growing market of sign language, mompreneur Laura Berg started her own company that helps parents learn sign language online or in classes. This service is not only for the kids with impaired hearing but also for those who want to communicate with their children who haven’t started speaking it. Berg is not the only one who knows an opportunity, she exploits in any realm. She also developed an iPhone app that has been a success. Here’s a mother who has taken the childcare route and is doing great.
2. Mompreneur: Sarah Davis
Company Name: FashionPhile.com
Davis is a mother who sacrificed her law career and shifted her focus to being her own money maker. A mom of four who started a dot com company, for those looking for designer handbags that are second hand but very gently used. Davis targeted the market of those who are fans of the brands but can’t or don’t want to spend that amount of money, now her customers can get bags that look brand new but cost lesser. Fashionphile.com earns millions every year, more than satisfactory for a mom with four kids!
3. Mompreneur: Erin Chase
Company Name: The $5 Dinner mom
This is a success story of a mom/blogger turned a rich entrepreneur. Erin blogged about making delicious food that appeals to the whole family (including kids), at a very affordable $5 price point, she quickly developed a fan base from her blog. Chase now has become a popular author of her book titled ‘The $% Dinner Mom Cookbook’. She not only talks about how to make delicious meals but also shares tips on buying groceries for less and the like. Moms love her idea and her for sure.
There is something about the moms in roles of entrepreneurs, they’re confident, and have been through the worse of management problems i.e. having kids and raising them! They definitely have more than money on their mind, are stronger in trying to achieve business goals because the future of their children depends on her hard work.