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Monday, August 20, 2007

Moms handlin’ business

Here’s a shout out to all moms! You’ll never hear me debating who works more: the stay-at-home mom or the going-to-work mom (I don’t like the term “working mom” because all moms are working). Moms – as a whole – need to stick together. HOWEVER, today’s post is for the moms who work from home. It takes a special kind of balance, organization and dedication to run a business from home as well as care for the home and kids on a full-time basis. Some work-at-home moms are fortunate enough to be able to send their younger children to daycare or the sitters, but that doesn’t necessarily lighten their load. And there are others whose children are right along side of them while they do business.

I say, “Brava!” and to help out here are a couple of resources for all of you hardworking women:

While doing some research for my girlfriend who has her own childcare center I came across Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, which has a program called Make Mine a Million $ Business®. The program is designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and build sustainable enterprises, create jobs and develop innovative products and services, and inspire them (one million of them) to reach annual revenues of 1 million dollars by the year 2010.

I think that’s an awesome initiative and I encourage women entrepreneurs to check out the program. On their site you’ll also find information about their Micro to Millions program. As I said, we have to stick together and what better way than a program such as this.

Also, check out “The Mom Investors Handbook” by Tamara Monosoff. She’s the inventor of the TP Saver (a device that keeps your children or pets from getting the toilet paper off the roll. Several moms have invented products that are making quite a bit of money. If you’re like me, you probably have a few inventions up your sleeve. Check out Tamara’s website and pick up a copy of her book (it’s a great read, by the way) and not only get your creative juices to flowing, but hopefully make a little money for you and your family.

Speaking of money… check back soon for my next post where I’ll be talking about women and money. More specifically: taking a proactive approach to securing your future.

Until next time… happy mom-ing.
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